Now that Germany are every neutral's favourites and world champions for the fourth time, let's remind ourselves that they can still, on occasion, be just a tiny little bit arrogant.
Here's the Berliner Morgenpost spelling out 'World Champion' using the names of the Germany team.
Only this isn't Monday's edition - it was published yesterday BEFORE the final.
— Philippe Auclair (@PhilippeAuclair) July 13, 2014
Just look at Thomas Mueller winking at the camera during the national anthem - look nervous, man!
And look at this guy nonchalantly painting his cow as if victory were a foregone conclusion! Disgusting.
People all over Deutschland are painting their cows. Are you?! pic.twitter.com/fE6HZainue
— Peter Deutschland (@PME2014) July 13, 2014
Sorry, we can't do it. Germany were a pleasure to watch and worthy winners. And we all know who the real villains of the night were...
We forgive the Beckham boys, who weren't even alive when their Dad got his marching orders at France '98.
On now to Sepp Blatter, whose decision to sit next to Vladimir Putin failed to convince anyone that he wasn't the most dastardly man in the Maracana.
One is a dictator in all but name, the other is Vladimir Putin. BOOM BOOM. pic.twitter.com/3g4BgzgTEg
— James McManus (@JamesMcManus1) July 13, 2014
And Sepp felt the crowd's ire during the presentations.
Boos for Blatter? Quelle surprise.
— Reda Maher (@Reda_Eurosport) July 13, 2014
Hilariously, the stadium cameraman appears to be trying to keep Blatter out of shot... — Owen Gibson (@owen_g) July 13, 2014
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) July 13, 2014
Once again, Sepp proved a master of misdirection by unleashing the outrage of the tournament - The Golden Ball Award for the tournament's best player.
Messi wins the Golden Ball. How does that work?
— Owen Gibson (@owen_g) July 13, 2014
Player of the tournament?!?! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha — Jenny Brown (@cfc_jb) July 13, 2014
MESSI IS DELIGHTED pic.twitter.com/zpy15MsRR9
— (@_Fabeaulouis_) July 13, 2014
But this was a tournament of positivity - a spirit embodied by Manchester United, who tried to claim credit for the fact that Germany's third choice goalkeeper left the club four years ago.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 13, 2014
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