The winners’ time has come.
The presentation of the Laureus World Sports Awards was once again a major success. Not only because of the outstanding skills of the host, Benedict Cumberbatch: This year, the world’s best athletes traveled to Shanghai for the presentation of the coveted Laureus Award. Primarily, the German national football team had a reason to celebrate: The team and their national trainer, Joachim Löw, received the award for the “World Team of the Year”. Oliver Bierhoff, manager of the German national football team, was at the Awards Ceremony to receive the Laureus World Team of the Year Award following the historic victory last year when Germany became the first European team to win the FIFA World Cup in South America. It was Germany’s fourth World Cup triumph.
Bierhoff said: “At the final whistle we were together on the pitch, the coaches, players, team staff members, there was such a connection amongst us. For the coaches and some of the players and me it was a ten-year project. And we were so happy at this moment.”