Berlin cancels the usual big World Cup party for German football fans | Sports

BERLIN (AP) — FIFA’s decision to hold the World Cup in Qatar in winter means thousands of German soccer fans will have to skip their traditional big fan mile viewing party at the Brandenburg Gate. from Berlin.

Berlin’s local environment authority told the DPA news agency on Saturday that it was unlikely to approve the special exemptions needed to stage such an event, while the managing director of the organizing company said said it was not feasible this year.

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