Euro 2016 Qualifier Previews: Germany Back to Business After Red-Carpet Glory

German players were awarded by president Joachim Gauck for their World Cup triumph. They now face Gibraltar in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

Updated: November 11, 2014 18:00 IST
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German President Joachim Gauck (C) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C-R) pose with players and team members of the German football national team who took part in the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup after they received the Silver Laurel Leaf, Germany's top award for sports success, outside the Schloss Bellevue Presidential Palace.


Berlin: After the glamour of their evening on the red-carpet, world champions Germany get back to the business of turning around their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign against minnows Gibraltar on Friday.

Memories of Germany's World Cup win were rekindled when Joachim Loew's squad received an award from president Joachim Gauck for their triumph before Monday's gala premiere of 'Die Mannschaft' -- the documentary behind the campaign.

"Germany deserved the title, because they were the only team who always attacked," said FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who before the screening presented the squad with the World Cup winners badge to be worn on their shirts for the next four years.

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