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World Cup coordinator for Berlin shot himself in the head

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BERLIN - The local World Cup coordinator for Berlin shot himself in the head hours after Sunday's final in an apparent suicide attempt.




Police spokeswoman Claudia Schulz on Tuesday confirmed newspaper reports that 65-year-old Juergen Kiessling had shot himself. She said there was no indication anyone else was involved, and she had no information on a possible motive.


The Bild daily reported Kiessling remains in a Berlin hospital.


Kiessling's duties for the World Cup included coordinating the "Fan Mile" near Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, a spot where hundreds of thousands of fans watched the matches on giant screens during the monthlong tournament.


(They take their football too seriously) :rolleyes:

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