WORLD CUP winners Germany returned home to a heroes welcome as they celebrated at the Brandenburg Gate yesterday.
RIGHT at the end, FIFA broke their own spell. Lionel Messi looked sheepish and slightly embarrassed as he received the Golden Ball award for the World Cup’s best player.
IF EVER there was an image to strike fear into the hearts of rivals, it came as Germany’s exultant players bounced giddily out of the Maracana.
LIONEL MESSI insists being named the best player at the World Cup means “nothing” to him as he spoke of his pain at failing to lead Argentina to glory.
BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER believes Germany can embark on an era of global dominance following their World Cup success in Brazil.
GARY NEVILLE has poured scorn on claims for England to copy Germany’s blueprint for success saying it simply cannot be done.
DIEGO MARADONA has hit out at the decision to name Lionel Messi as the best player of the World Cup and claimed it is a marketing ruse.
BRITISH Fifa hospitality boss Ray Whelan, who went missing after being arrested over an alleged multi-million pound World Cup ticket scam, has handed himself into police.
BRAZIL are set to sack Luiz Felipe Scolari after a disappointing World Cup.