Via Uli Hesse on ESPN
16 July ~ Since Germany won the World Cup on Sunday there have been plenty of people around the world questioning what it means for the country as a whole. It was their first World Cup win as a reunified Germany and done with a young, multicultural team. Yet Uli Hesse, author of Tor! The story of German football, has noted for ESPN that Germany long became comfortable with its new identity. Instead their Brazil 2014 success is purely a vindication of their new football style, having proved their critics wrong.