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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'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. 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. 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. Credit: Reuters

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