Germany dedicate FIFA World Cup Win vs Portugal to Michael Schumacher

Germany thrashed Portugal 4-0 in their FIFA World Cup opener. The win came just hours after F1 legend Michael Schumacher emerged from a six-month coma.

updated: June 17, 2014 12:03 IST
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Star striker Lukas Podolski dedicated Germany's convincing 4-0 FIFA World Cup victory against Portugal to his friend Michael Schumacher. The Formula One legend emerged from a six-month coma on Monday, just hours before Germany's opening World Cup group G match against a fancied Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portuguese team.

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Podolski, who came on as a substitute in the 82nd minute, said the Germans were lifted by the news about the retired seven-time Formula One world champion. Germany played their 100th World Cup game and Thomas Muller scored a hattrick in his 50th match for his country.

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