(BERLIN) – On Tuesday, the World Cup champions reached their homeland and were greeted with thousands of fans, who were desperate to see their heroes back home. Philipp Lahm, the captain of Germany, led his team from the aircraft at around 10 am local time. He was followed by Bastian Schweinsteiger, who was wearing the flag of Germany.
From the airport, the team went to the Brandenburg Gate on an open truck, carrying their trophy and showing off their medals. One side of the truck was painted with the four victories of Germany in the FIFA World Cup.
Wolfgang Niersbach, the President of the German Football Association (DFB), was delighted to see his team receiving such a great reception. He said, “This is a dream. Seeing this enthusiasm. I do not know what in our country more can trigger this sense of belonging as this World Cup. Our players are looking forward incredibly to enjoy this moment.”
As the truck arrived at the Brandenburg Gate, a green carpet covered stage had already been set up to greet the players. Tens of thousands of fans had gathered there to see their heroes, and of the trophy, which was shining under Berlin’s sun.
Just as a part of entertainment, while celebrating its victory, the German captain slipped away behind his four team players, who were strolling with their heads down, and arms at their backs, as Lahm hid the prize. Players moved ahead of his team’s captain, as they were doing a cat walk. The German captain received a lot of cheer and applause from the crowd, as he lifted trophy up in his hands.