After a third-place finish from a young but vibrant German national team who surprised football fans around the globe with their brand of football and their exciting young players, the President of Germany, Christian Wulff, will award the players and the coach for their efforts.
Germany’s President, Christian Wulff, spoke at a press conference after Germany’s win over Uruguay and announced that Joachim Loew would receive the Federal Cross of Merit for his efforts in creating what could be the beginnings of a new golden age of German football, and also announced that the players, who were amongst the best in the competition, will each receive a Silver Laurel to commemorate their fantastic display at the World Cup.
Die Mannschaft will be delighted that they nation they have represented in South Africa this summer is overjoyed with their display, despite not winning. Before the tournament, few fans would have predicted Germany to advance as far as they did, especially with teams like England and Argentina in their way. The German national team return home to a hero’s welcome and with the potential to go on and bring the World Cup back to Germany in 2014.