German fans build all-seater grandstand to follow World Cup

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A group of passionate German fans have gone to extreme lengths to support their nation’s quest for a fourth World Cup – by building a mobile 20-seater stand.

The wooden grandstand, which features classic plastic seats and a roof, was built by 11 lifelong friends from Wallerstädten, a small village near Frankfurt.

What began as a farfetched idea quickly evolved into a concrete plan as they each chipped in 50 euros to fund the project, according to German publication Echo.

And, despite numerous weekends spent constructing and spiralling costs, the group finished their stadium in time for the World Cup and inaugurated it during the Netherlands’ 5-1 demolition of world and European champions Spain.

The designers even added a few quirky touches, including a giant German flag and a cider dispenser.

Germany’s World Cup campaign began in emphatic fashion as Thomas Mueller bagged a hat-trick in a 4-0 victory over 10-man Portugal.

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