The German team has thrilled football fans throughout the world during this world cup tournament. The 4-0 victory over Portugal was impressive and the 7-1 win over host nation Brazil was mesmerizing. But yesterdays win, secured through guts, fight and a moment of magic from one of its bright new stars showed that Germany overcame the most difficult hurdle of all. With the game deadlocked at 0-0 after 90 minutes, substitute Gotze provided the game’s defining moment with a touch of magic. The Bayern Munich star took Schurrle’s pass on his chest before displaying exquisite technique to volley the ball past Sergio Romero.
In Berlin last night a quarter of a million football fans packed into the “fan mile” while celebrating in front of the German capitals famous Brandenburg gate.
Congratulations Germany, FIFA champions!