Confident Germany had Printed World Cup Stamps Before Final

Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 to win the FIFA World Cup but postage stamps celebrating their triumph were printed even before the match was played.

updated: July 14, 2014 20:52 IST
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This picture taken on July 14, 2014 in Berlin shows a German World Cup victory postage stamp worth 0,60 EUR (60 Cents) that reads "Germany Football World Champion 2014".


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."

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