Zee Media Bureau/Rajdeep Saha
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 11:34
Berlin is all set to get buzzing and electric as the capital awaits the national team to arrive home on Tuesday. Germany beat Argentina 1-0 on Sunday to lift up its fourth World Cup in the history of the game.
The world champions have a private jet commissioned to take them home from Brazil.
German and Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski posted a photo of him sitting on the driver`s seat of the private plane, on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Earlier, after their victory over the South American giants, fans in Berlin rang their bike bells with abandon, belted out pop music and even crossed the street on red. For the first time since 1990, Germans had a World Cup title to celebrate.
Tens of thousands of people filled the 2,000-foot-long stretch between the Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column in central Berlin. They were singing the national anthem and wore German-flag cowboy hats. Tuesday promises a bigger spectacle and much vivid and big celebrations as they will finally receive their champion team back home.
Sunday`s victory marked the conclusion of a run of patriotism that Germany typically only sees in international soccer tournaments. And they will hope the celebrations and victory wave keeps the patriotism amongst the fans alive. What will be interesting to watch is the mass flag waving that became a hit since the 2006 World Cup held in this nation.
Germany had an unbelievable tournament where they overcame the likes of Portugal, France, Brazil and Argentina to lift the world`s most coveted trophy after a period of 24 years.
For now the nation`s gladiators will be amongst their people as they conquered the world and won a million hearts. For now they will hope to to continue celebrations with a giant victory parade.
First Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 11:34