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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.

 

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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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