World Cup: Germany celebrates reaching semi-finals

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World Cup: Germany celebrates reaching semi-finals

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An elated crowd in Berlin celebrated Germany’s 1-0 quarter final win against France in the World Cup on Friday evening.

At a packed viewing spot near Berlin East train station, cheers filled the air when the final whistle was blown.

One supporter told euronews: “It was kind of tight, but we deserved this victory!”

Sebastian Saam reported from Berlin: “It was a very tight victory, but the German fans don’t care. They now believe their team could survive the semi-finals and, who knows, maybe even win the title.”

In France, disappointed supporters came to terms with the result.

At Bellecour Square in Lyon, which had been filled with fans watching the game, one fan told euronews: “We were facing the best goalkeeper in the world. So we see the result, but there is no reason to be ashamed of what we did.”

Vincent Menard reported from Lyon: “Gary Lineker said, ‘Football is a simple game. 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win’. But these fans now hope they can take their revenge at the next competition, Euro 2016, hosted here in France.”