13th July 2014, Seven o’clock, local time: The captain, Philipp Lahm, raises the World Cup toward the nighttime sky in Rio de Janeiro. What began as an ambitious goal with the 4:0 victory against Portugal has now become a reality. Germany is the soccer world champion 2014!
“Our sincere congratulations to the team! They inspired us with their passion, with their outstanding drive and the absolute determination to succeed together.
No other team was more convincing at this World Cup. That is why the German team deserved to win', said Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Daimler AG and the Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, on behalf of the German Football Association’s general sponsor.