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A young Philipp Lahm with coach Felix Magath during his loan spell at Stuttgart. Lahm hung up his international boots after the 2014 World Cup triumph, capped 113 times and playing with them for 10 years. 

A young Philipp Lahm with coach Felix Magath during his loan spell at Stuttgart. Lahm hung up his international boots after the 2014 World Cup triumph, capped 113 times and playing with them for 10 years. 

The Germany starting XI in the World Cup final against Argentina. Germany won 1-0 in extra-time thanks to a Mario Götze goal and lifted their fourth trophy, their first international success in 18 years. 

The Germany starting XI in the World Cup final against Argentina. Germany won 1-0 in extra-time thanks to a Mario Götze goal and lifted their fourth trophy, their first international success in 18 years. 

Germany’s historic semi-final win over Brazil was the biggest in the history of the competition and the hosts first competitive loss at home in decades. It was also the game in which Miroslav Klose became the tournament’s all-time leading goalscorer, surpassing Brazil’s Ronaldo.

Germany’s historic semi-final win over Brazil was the biggest in the history of the competition and the hosts first competitive loss at home in decades. It was also the game in which Miroslav Klose became the tournament’s all-time leading goalscorer, surpassing Brazil’s Ronaldo.

Germany’s first meeting with France at a World Cup, back in 1958 in the match for third place. 

Germany’s first meeting with France at a World Cup, back in 1958 in the match for third place. 

Germany’s 3rd ever World Cup game, the 1934 semi-finals against Czechoslovakia. Germany captained by the legendary Fritz Szepan. 

Germany’s 3rd ever World Cup game, the 1934 semi-finals against Czechoslovakia. Germany captained by the legendary Fritz Szepan. 

Robert Lewandowski received an emotional farewell in Borussia Dortmund’s final home match of the 2013/14 season. Lewandowski played at Dortmund for four seasons and scored over 100 goals. He will play for Bayern Munich starting in 2014/15.

Robert Lewandowski received an emotional farewell in Borussia Dortmund’s final home match of the 2013/14 season. Lewandowski played at Dortmund for four seasons and scored over 100 goals. He will play for Bayern Munich starting in 2014/15.

Bayern Munich and Austria’s David Alaba posing with Austrian president Heinz Fischer on a recent visit back to his home country.

Bayern Munich and Austria’s David Alaba posing with Austrian president Heinz Fischer on a recent visit back to his home country.

Die Katze von Anzing, or, The Cat from Anzing, as he was known. Sepp Maier celebrated his 70th birthday this year.  Maier remains one of the most successful players to ever play the game and is still considered by many the greatest German goalkeeper of all time. 

Die Katze von Anzing, or, The Cat from Anzing, as he was known. Sepp Maier celebrated his 70th birthday this year.  Maier remains one of the most successful players to ever play the game and is still considered by many the greatest German goalkeeper of all time. 

A young Christian Streich during his time at FC 08 Homburg where he played from 1988 to 1990. Streich is now coach of SC Freiburg. 

A young Christian Streich during his time at FC 08 Homburg where he played from 1988 to 1990. Streich is now coach of SC Freiburg. 

The FIFA/FIFPro XI of 2013. From left to right: Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Franck Ribery, Xavi, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Sergio Ramos, Philipp Lahm, Manuel Neuer (Missing is Andres Iniesta)

The FIFA/FIFPro XI of 2013. From left to right: Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Franck Ribery, Xavi, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Sergio Ramos, Philipp Lahm, Manuel Neuer (Missing is Andres Iniesta)