I was in a shoe shop with Angelika this afternoon in Wedel when a roar erupted from the cafe-cum-pub across the road. Germany had just won 3-0 against Ecuador. We had watched half the game before leaving for the shoe shop.
Angelika said that for the first time in her teaching career a committee meeting was put off. The staff wanted to watch the game. Apparently a message also went out to the effect that that if anyone wanted to ring the Chancellor or the Bundestag to please do it at half time!