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The Effect The World Cup Had On Germany's Birth Rate

In today's edition of Supporters Club Did You Know, we bring you some fascinating trivia regarding the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and how it set the mood in Germany…

In a book called Soccernomics, it was found that hosting a World Cup does not make a country richer (as has been promised to every host nation), but it did make the host country's citizens happier. A good example of this is Germany – in the nine months after the 2006 World Cup, the country's birth rate increased by 30%. The tournament really set the mood into motion…

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