3/27/2018 12:49:57 AM (GMT+3)

Germany reunited with World Cup Trophy

Germany reunited with World Cup Trophy

COLOGNE, Germany: Reigning champions Germany were reunited with the World Cup trophy they won in 2014 as the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour reached here and Dusseldorf.

The Trophy arrived at Cologne Airport on Thursday 22 March, and was greeted by World Cup winners Pierre Littbarski (West Germany, 1990) and Luca Toni (Italy, 2006) - as well as the city's mayor Henriette Reker.

“It's great to hold this Trophy in my hands again, especially in the country I played in and won the World Cup,” said Toni.

Per Mertesacker, who lifted the Trophy in 2014, took part in a range of media events before appearing alongside Littbarski at the German Sports and Olympic Museum.

“I still think about the Final a lot. I'll never forget the moment I first held the Trophy,” said Littbarski.

A fan experience at the same venue was then open to the public on Friday, with a fan zone event taking place ahead of Die Nationalmannschaft's friendly game against Spain in Dusseldorf.

At both events, fans were able to get a precious photograph taken with the iconic Trophy.