Germany dances in the streets at World Cup victory parade


Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates on stage at the German World Cup victory parade. (Getty Images)

If you’re Germany and you just won your fourth World Cup title (and first since reunification), what do you do next?

You throw a street party for thousands of your nearest and dearest in Berlin. The BBC’s Lucy Hockings says the parade had a carnival atmosphere with tens of thousands of people in attendance, even though Tuesday was not an official holiday.

Mario Goetze, who became a national hero the moment his extra-time goal found the back of the net in the final, was at the center of the festivities.

The team came prepared to wow their devoted fans. Forget the Super Bowl Shuffle, these German players have real moves. 


(Reuters)

 


(Getty Images)

And choreographing their victory dance probably came pretty easily once the victors were presented with their sweet 24-carat gold headphones from Beats by Dre, sent to them by Dr. Dre himself (with a little help from supermodel Naomi Campbell).

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Matt Bonesteel · July 15, 2014