World Cup: Germany-Spain match draws 17 million German viewers

Fans watch the match between Spain and Germany in Breitscheidplatz's Christmas Market in Berlin. PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN – Some 17 million people tuned in to broadcaster ZDF’s coverage to see Germany play Spain in the World Cup, according to data from audience measurement firm AGF.

Germany’s Niclas Fullkrug scored an equaliser in Sunday’s Group E match, which aired at 8pm Berlin time, securing a 1-1 draw and dodging an early exit from the tournament.

Their first match of the World Cup on Nov 23, in which Japan beat the four-time champions 2-1, was viewed by 9.2 million people in Germany. REUTERS

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