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The jubilant fans waving Germany's tricolour national flag erupted in applause the moment the flight carrying the German football team touched down. The Lufthansa jet that carried the heroes back home bore the words "Fanhansa" and "Victors' Plane" on either sides.
The fans began to assemble in central Berlin before dawn and more gathered at the airport as the day progressed.
Germany won their 1st World Cup after reunification by defeating Argentina 1-0
Captain Philipp Lahm was the first player to emerge from the aircraft holding the golden Fifa trophy. He was followed bt midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger who had his shoulders draped with the German flag.
Germany won the World Cup for the first time since the Reunification of 1990. West Germany had won the cup thrice since 1954 with their last victory coming against Argentina 24 years ago in Rome in Italy.