Berlin: Germany will this week issue a World Cup victory postage stamp, five million of which were printed before the final was even held, officials said Monday. (World Cup: Germany beat Argentina to win title)
"This year I dared to hope very early on that our team would take the title," said Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.
"It's wonderful that the team turned this dream into a reality. I hope that this stamp will remind many citizens of the immense joy the team has given us."