German striker in selfie with Merkel after Cup triumph

German forward Lukas Podolski celebrated winning the World Cup by tweeting selfies with fellow player Bastian Schweinsteiger and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The Germans toppled Argentina 1-0 in the World Cup final, to claim their fourth ever competition trophy.

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Germany win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

A Mario Gotze goal in the last 10 minutes of extra time handed Germany the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, beating Argentina 1-0.