They're available all around the ground. Ticket prices fell through the floor for this semifinal when two of the most passionate fanbases, Brazil and England, were eliminated by two, France and Portugal, that don't travel as well.
Instead of a ticket worth upwards of 1,000 euros, scalpers looked like they were taking a bath as I walked from the metro station to the Allianz Arena little more than three hours before kickoff. Face value for a category 2 ticket is 240 euros. Before I put my credential around myy neck I was offered a ticket for 100 euros, despite the fact that this could be Zinedine Zidane's last match.
Zizu is probably the best player of the last 20 years. Anyone got a better choice?
Although table football, or "foosball" as it is known in our country, was invented by a Spaniard named Alejandro Finisterre in 1937, there is a link to Germany. The term "foosball" is an American morph of "fussball," the German word for the sport. You can play the game all over this fair country during the tournament. I've seen foosball tables not just in bars and restaurants, but Munich platzes, adjacent to the Nazi stone tribune in Nuremberg and high above Hamburg at the "Bunker," a media center in St. Pauli.
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