Germany fan travels to World Cup in Russia by tractor

Last Updated: 08/06/18 9:14am

Watch as Germany fan Hubert Wirth and his dog Hexe make their way from Pforzheim to Moscow by tractor - a distance of almost 1,500 miles
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Watch as Germany fan Hubert Wirth and his dog Hexe make their way from Pforzheim to Moscow by tractor - a distance of almost 1,500 miles

A Germany fan has decided on a different mode of transport to the World Cup by driving his tractor to Moscow.

Hubert Wirth, 70, is travelling just over 1,000 miles through Poland and Belarus to Russia along with his best friend, his dog Hexe.

Instead of taking the usual approach of a train, plane or even a car, he decided to take his tractor along with a living quarter attached.

The tractor drives at just 12mph and 70-year-old Wirth is hoping to make it from his home in Pforzheim, near Stuttgart in the south-west of Germany, to the World Cup before Die Mannschaft's first game on June 17 against Mexico at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

Germany have been drawn in Group F along with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.

Hubert and Hexe are hoping to arrive in Moscow before Germany's first World Cup game against Mexico

Joachim Low's side are hoping to defend the trophy they won four years ago when they beat Argentina 1-0 in extra time through a Mario Gotze goal.

Germany named their full 23-man squad they are taking on Russia on Monday, leaving out Manchester City's Premier League winner Leroy Sane.

Click the video at the top of the page to watch Hubert Wirth's journey to Russia on his tractor!