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SBD Global/July 16, 2014/International Football
Germany Celebrates World Cup Heroes With About 1 Million Welcoming Team In Berlin
Published July 16, 2014
PUT THE STAMP ON: The AFP reported officials said on Monday that Germany "will this week issue a World Cup victory postage stamp, five million of which were printed before the final was even held." Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said, "This year I dared to hope very early on that our team would take the title." The 60-cent stamp, marked "Germany Football World Champion 2014," will go on sale Thursday "after the first commemorative copies are presented to the coach, players and team staff." Graphic designer Lutz Menze said that "the image shows footballers running, but not their faces in order to honour the whole team, not an individual" (AFP, 7/15).