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'An outstanding success'

FCB reaction to Germany's World Cup triumph

Germany are world champions again after a 24-year gap, and FC Bayern made a huge contribution to the triumph through their seven World Cup-winning players. “This is an outstanding success,” declared Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, “warm congratulations to the German team.” Matthias Sammer added: “What a magnificent triumph!”

FCB reaction to Germany's World Cup win:

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “Warm congratulations to the German team, they've deservedly become world champions! We're all delighted that no fewer than seven Bayern players contributed to the success, and it’s an outstanding success. We'll lay on a fantastic but brief reception for our World Cup winners here in Munich. After that they'll take a vacation they truly deserve.”

Matthias Sammer: “What a magnificent triumph! I'm hugely delighted for the German team, for Jogi Löw and our seven Bayern world champions! It's a magnificent success, the team deserves it, and the whole of Germany is thrilled!”

Pep Guardiola: “It's outstanding for Germany. Congratulations to all my players and Joachim Löw. Enjoy this unbelievable title! You deserve it!”

Robert Lewandowski: “I watched the game at home and really enjoyed tuning in. Congratulations!”

David Alaba: “Lads, I'm really proud of you. I'm unbelievably pleased your dream has come true and you've won the thing.”

Sebastian Rode: “Congratulations! The lads were superb throughout the tournament and they've made history by winning the World Cup. Enjoy the party in Berlin!”

Rafinha: “That was an excellent World Cup final. I obviously wanted Brazil to win the tournament, but it wasn't to be. Fortunately Germany have won it instead. Lads, you're the best in the world!”