Germany's World Cup hope: 54x74 - 1990 = 2006

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23 May 2006, GENEVA - Hosts Germany are not rated among the top favourites at the upcoming football World Cup but an astonishing piece of arithmetics revived hopes of a fourth title on Tuesday.

23 May 2006

GENEVA - Hosts Germany are not rated among the top favourites at the upcoming football World Cup but an astonishing piece of arithmetics revived hopes of a fourth title on Tuesday.

Coach Juergen Klinsmann at least was stunned when told at the team training camp in Switzerland that 54 multiplied by 74 minus 1990 brought the result 2006.

The formula links Germany's previous titles in 1954, 1974 and 1990 with the upcoming edition June 9-July 9, 2006.

"Is that true? That's sensational. I will accept this immediately," said Klinsmann.

DPA

Subject: German news

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