Stamp: Germany, World Cup Winners

On 13th July 2014, the German football (soccer) team beat Argentina 1-0 in Rio de Janeiro to win the World Cup. Deutsche Post issued this stamp to commemorate the country’s victory.

stamp Germany 2014-07-17 Football World Champions

Country: Germany
Date of Issue: 17th July 2014

I am undecided about this stamp. It is an adequate football stamp. But it doesn’t really shout “World Cup Winners!”. Not even a picture of the team or the trophy. I am a bit underwhelmed. Perhaps Germany are more used to winning than we are (they are 4 times winners, and 4 times runners up). However, this is their first triumph for a generation. Click here for details of the 2014 World Cup tournament in Brazil.

Unfortunately we will never know how Royal Mail would commemorate an English victory. It is 2 generations and counting since our last only win.

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