Seven greatest German sporting triumphs

Chancellor Angela Merkel called Germany's 7:1 victory over Brazil "almost historic", but where does the match rank in the country's sporting history? The Local List looks at seven of the greatest achievements by German athletes and teams.

Seven greatest German sporting triumphs
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Fans and experts alike were stunned after the final whistle blew in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday night. Nobody had predicted the implosion of the Brazilian team.

But according to The Local List's subjective rankings of great German sporting moments, Joachim Löw's team has some work left to do if it wants to take the top spot.

From Olympic canoes to Wimbledon's Centre Court, Germany sport has seen its share of success.

And while football may be the only sport for which hundreds of thousands will stand like sardines in pouring rain for hours to watch a match, German athletes have excelled in other disciplines too.

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