Germany boss thanks the people of Brazil for their hospitality
Triumphant Germany boss Joachim Low has heaped praise on Brazil's hosting of the 2014 World Cup, the tournament when he orchestrated a 7-1 thrashing of the South Americans in their own back yard.
Low told reporters in the wake of Germany's 1-0 win over Argentina at the Maracana: "Thanks to the hosts for performing a wonderful World Cup and the people who treated us so well."
Regarding the German demolition of Brazil in the last four, which was one of the most stunning wins in the competition's history, Low continued: "One of the highlights of my career was when we left the stadium and went to the airport after we beat Brazil 7-1; we had thousands of Brazilians in the srteet cheering us and it was phenomenal."
"This year, we had a steady progress and improved our performance towards our ultimate goal. If there is one team that deserves it, it's this one."