Via Uli Hesse on ESPN

icon germany16 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.

Related articles

“There won’t be Nazis at Eintracht Frankfurt” – German club ban far-right voters
Embed from Getty Images // A move by club present Peter Fischer to stop neo-nazis attending Eintracht Frankfurt matches has prompted a wider...
Mesut Özil: Gunning for greatness – my life
by Mesut Özil 
with Kai PsottaHodder & Stoughton £15.99Reviewed by David StubbsFrom WSC 365, July 2017Buy the book The jury is...
Braunschweig look to upset odds and local rivals Wolfsburg in play-off
Embed from Getty Images The tie pitches two former Bundesliga champions against each other for a place in the top flight, with public support...