'World champions' scream German media as team brings home World Cup
There was a lot for the German media to ‘scream’ about after their team lifted the World Cup after 24 years.
The headlines in Germany’s highest-selling newspaper Bild read ‘Weltmeister’ – World Champions in English -- with a picture of Mario Goetze celebrating his winner splashed on the front pages.
A day earlier, the optimistic German media had indicated through their graphics that Argetine football would be dead meat – an analogy made to predict that the South Americans would lose the match -- and their predictions were spot on!
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Image: Printer Andreas Schenk shows the front page of German newspaper "Bild" after Germany won the 2014 Brazil World Cup final soccer match against Argentina, at the Axel Springer printing plant in Berlin on Monday
Photographs: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters
'It Is True'
“We bow to coach Jogi Löw… Concentrated, he led the team through the tournament. He remains quiet after big wins. He remains calm after tough matches,” Bild said.
“It Is True”, headlined conservative daily Die Welt, with the three words printed in the national colours of black, red and gold. “What a match, what a fight, what drama,” it exclaimed.
Meanwhile news website Spiegel Online wrote, “1954. 1974. 1990. 2014!”, specifying the four times Germany has clinched the trophy.
Image: Germany's players lift the World Cup trophy as they celebrate their 2014 World Cup final win against Argentina
Photographs: Michael Dalder/Reuters