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Here's what got Germans more excited than thrashing Portugal

Last updated on: June 17, 2014 14:00 IST

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Guess who was the star in the German dressing win after their win against Portugal?

The Germans love their football and how! There is no better example than Angela Merkel.

An excited German Chancellor was seen jumping up and down in the VVIP stands, pumping both her fists in the air as her national team thrashed Portugal 4-0 in their opening match at the World Cup in Brazil.

She cheered through the game even as those around her including former France star and current UEFA chief Michael Platini were more controlled.

And the celebrations continued even after the win. Merkel joined the players in the dressing room, who clearly seemed more thrilled than her. As they cooled down after the game, many of them of course shirtless, they all rushed to click a selfie with the lady in red.

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Image: German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the dressing room after Monday's game
Photographs: Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images

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Germany's Lukas Podolski delivered on his pre-match promise to get a dressing room photograph with Merkel after Germany's rout of Portugal at the World Cup finals.

The 29-year-old Gunners star had previously said he wanted to get a selfie with the German leader who was at Salvador's Arena Fonte Nova to watch the match.

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Merkel, an avid football fan, celebrates Germany's goal during Monday's match. It was during the 2006 World Cup that she showed her passion for the beautiful game. 

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Merkel gestures before the match against Portugal at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador. 

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Merkel applauds after her side's victory in the game. Post the match,  gave a little speech to say now nice it was that we won, especially after such a long trip.

 Her press spokesman Steffan Seibert later posted a picture on Twitter of Merkel with the entire team. "Congratulations -- a perfect start to the tournament!" he tweeted.





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