BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of football fans were already gathering at the German capital's famous Brandenburg Gate many hours before the World Cup final kicked off in Brazil between Germany and Argentina.
A heavy rain shower sent fans scampering for cover early but a crowd re-emerged in greater numbers Sunday getting ready to watch the game in front of giant TV screens. Up to 100,000 football fans were expected at the "fan mile" alone.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of fans will flock to the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina on Sunday, and millions of Brazilians across South America's biggest country have one more game to celebrate their monthlong football celebration.
Ahead of the 64th and last match, workers and supporters were already arriving at the Maracana Stadium at 9 a.m. local time, seven hours head of kickoff. Security forces were on site in the early hours preparing for...