FIFA World Cup: How Germany Soaked in the Joy of Ending a 24-Year Drought
Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the FIFA World Cup final to win their 4th title and 1st since 1990. Their joy knew no bounds as emotions gave way on a night to remember.
Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the FIFA World Cup final to win their 4th title and 1st since 1990. Their joy knew no bounds as emotions gave way on a night to remember. (All AFP Images)
German players huddle as the final whistle is blown.
Lahm, Klose, Schweinsteiger pose with the tropy, their faces clearly reflectibf the mood in the German camp after becoming world champions.
Miroslav Klose chooses to share the joy of winning the World Cup with his two sons.
Germany's goal-scorer Mario Goetze kisses the cup as it takes time to sink in that they have actually done it.
A bit of play-acting by Schweinsteiger and Podolski as they celebrate their victory in the final.
Mesut Oezil poses with the trophy to indicate how much it means to him to win the title.
The players pounce on one another ahead of the presentation. They break all the shackles as Germany have their first trophy after 24 years.
Germany's forward Mario Goetze, Germany's forward Andre Schuerrle and Germany's defender Jerome Boateng display their winning medals. These will serve as reminders to these players as the day Germany conquered the world.