2014 World Cup: Germany Can Make an Unprecedented Run in International Competition

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First off, I would like to congratulate Germany on winning the 2014 World Cup. It has been 24 years since their last World Cup win. Germany easily had one of the best World Cup performances in recent history and deserved this victory. Even though it took an extra-time goal to beat Argentina, I would not have had it any other way. After the 7-1 victory over Brazil, everyone had a feeling Germany were going to win it all, and they lived up to everyone’s expectations.

One would be crazy to not believe Germany can make a Spain-type run in international competition and continue their dominance. Spain won three international championships in a row, and Germany have the ability to copy that performance.

Look at the team that Germany have. Germany are young, talented and can make deep runs in international competition. Chances are, Germany will only lose Miroslav Klose, which is absolutely scary. Klose is easily replaceable, and Germany will have Marco Reus back as well as Sven and Lars Bender on the squad. Philipp Lahm is like a fine wine and only gets better with age. Germany also have one of the youngest midfields in the game which should make every single competitor cringe thinking about it.

As I said before, this team is loaded and will continue to be loaded. The World Cup victory is only the tip of the iceberg, and everyone should expect to see Germany’s name on trophies and accolades more and more.

Collin Ruby is a soccer writer for RantSports.com, “Follow” him on Twitter @Collin_Ruby and “like” him on Facebook at Collin Ruby

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