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By David Goldblatt  

Spain vs Germany—in food form

While watching the World Cup at home and on the sofa has many pleasures and offers considerable comforts, I have been itching to watch the final games in the company of a crowd. Queen’s Square, commercial and historical home of Bristol’s slave traders, has been converted to a fan park for the tournament and seemed the obvious venue for Wednesday night’s semi-final between Spain and Germany.

While the place has been overflowing…

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