The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Thread Jul 16, 2014 14:51:00 GMT
Post by Admin on Jul 16, 2014 14:51:00 GMT
Germany were intent on enjoying themselves as they arrived back in Berlin to celebrate winning the World Cup - even pre-rehearsing a hilarious routine to delight supporters. Around half-a-million fans flocked to Brandenburg Gate in the country's capital on Tuesday morning to greet their heroes, and were in for a surprise. Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels, Erik Durm and Christoph Kramer looked to be striding out on to the podium alone, but captain Philipp Lahm was behind them, unseen.
Germany’s World Cup winning team have arrived back in their country to some amazing scenes – with thousands of fans queuing up to catch a glimpse of their heroes in Berlin. Joachim Low’s men won the World Cup on Sunday – Germany’s fourth-ever title and first since being re-unified – after Mario Gotze’s extra-time strike secured a 1-0 victory over Argentina at the Maracana.
After winning the biggest prize in football, the players have now arrived back in Germany – and we take a look at the team’s celebrations, which started in Brazil and are still underway in Berlin. After having a big night out on the town with singer Rihanna following the victory in Rio de Janeiro…
The German players leave the plane to applause (Picture: Reuters)
The Germany players stop to wave to fans outside Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (Picture: AP)
The team were euphoric as they were welcomed by the Berlin crowds and Ozil tweeted again and posted some photographs of the cheering crowds beside the River Spree, and said: 'what a crowd! unbelievable!' The sea of fans were chanting for their heroes 'Deutschland, Deutschland, Deutschland!' as the truck continued through the city streets with no sign of the road or pavements, just people celebrating as they made their way to the Brandenburg Gate. 'It's beautiful. It feels very good, it's all gone perfectly for us,' Andre Schurrle told sportbild.bild.de. Toni Kroos added: 'It was a great World Cup.'