How Germany's win over Brazil costs Grand Prix promoters dear

Hockenheim

Germany's 7-1 thrashing of Brazil may have thrilled the vast majority of their fellow countrymen, but grand prix promoters were left counting the cost of the historic victory.

German Grand Prix promoters at the Hockenheim circuit decided to join in with their nation's World Cup fever by launching a special promotion ahead of next weekend's race.

The offer promised an €11 reduction in top-category tickets for every goal scored by the Die Mannschaft.

And like the rest of the world they were left astonished as Germany tore Brazil apart to inflict the hosts' heaviest ever World Cup defeat, eventually running out 7-1 winners.

That meant tickets had already taken a €55 price drop by half time, with a second-half brace from André Schürrle bringing the total to €77. 

The seats in question were originally selling for €245 or €295, but the German goal fest means they will now cost a cut-price €168 or €218. Fans will need to make the purchase within the next 48 hours, with the race taking place over the weekend of July 19/20.

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