Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party
BERLIN (AP) — At a party 24 years in the making, hundreds of thousands of Germans have showed their admiration and adoration for their World Cup winners at a victory parade to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin today.
The players, in matching black T-shirts bearing “1,” played up to the estimated 400,000 people packing the “fan mile” in front of the Berlin landmark.
Fans began arriving overnight to secure good spots to welcome home coach Joachim Loew’s team and the trophy.
It’s Germany’s fourth World Cup, and the first since 1990.