German football team given heroes' welcome in Berlin

The German football team has been given a heroes welcome in Berlin after they won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. An extra-time Mario Gotze goal gave the Germans a 1-0 win over Argentina in the final.

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Germany stars parade through Berlin with World Cup

Germany's World Cup stars are currently on parade through the capital Berlin after returning home with the Jules Rimet trophy.

Arsenal's Lukas Podolski is pictured with the trophy alongside Bastian Schweinsteiger on the bus.

Masses of fans have lined the streets to welcome the side - who beat France, Brazil and Argentina on their way to victory.

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Pilots given 'golden opportunity' to hold World Cup

The German national team has tweeted a picture of head coach Joachim Loew with the pilots of the team's flight back to Germany - who are given a "golden opportunity" to hold the World Cup trophy.

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Germany's World Cup winners receive heroes' welcome

Germany's victorious football team have returned to the country following their World Cup win.

Captain Philipp Lahm holds the trophy aloft as the side leave the plane.
Captain Philipp Lahm holds the trophy aloft as the side leave the plane. Credit: Reuters

Fans have amassed in their thousands to greet the nation's football team as they return to Berlin with the World Cup trophy.

Supporters cheer in a "fan mile" in Berlin.
Supporters cheer in a "fan mile" in Berlin. Credit: Reuters

The victory is the nation's first since the reunification of East and West Germany in the early 1990s.

Fans in the capital cheered as the players' flight arrived overhead.
Fans in the capital cheered as the players' flight arrived overhead. Credit: Reuters

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