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Merkel hopes Germany will go far at World Cup

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she hoped Germany would go far at the FIFA World Cup, refusing to make a guess on who will win the tournament in Brazil.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she hoped Germany would go far at the FIFA World Cup, refusing to make a guess on who will win the tournament in Brazil.   | Photo Credit: Markus Schreiber

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she hoped Germany would go far at the World Cup, refusing to make a guess on who will win the tournament in Brazil.

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“I am of course crossing my fingers for the German team, hoping they will go as far as possible,” said Ms. Merkel, who frequently attends Germany games and will fly to Brazil to watch the first game against Portugal in Salvador on Monday. “But it will be a tough struggle.”

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Ms. Merkel, who made the remarks in her weekly video address, will meet Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia on Sunday.

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Germany are in difficult Group G, which also includes Ghana and the United States.

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