UEFA.com joined the party as hundreds of thousands of people descended on Berlin to watch Germany win the FIFA World Cup.
Del Bosque aims to confirm Spain 'optimism'
Vicente Del Bosque travels to Brazil confident of defending the FIFA World Cup which his team won memorably in South Africa four years ago, revealing that after that success the side go to the tournament "a lot more optimistic for what is ahead".
Referees prepare for Brazil
UEFA.com speaks to some of the European referees who will be involved at the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer in Brazil, finding out why it is "the greatest honour" for them to be involved.
Deschamps seeks success with new French generation
France coach Didier Deschamps says that his side "need to prove themselves" as they go into this summer's FIFA World Cup with a new generation of players, eight years on from their last final appearance in 2006.
Defeat spurs Portugal's Paulo Bento on
"It was a very even semi-final," recalled coach Paulo Bento who hopes the last-four loss to Spain at UEFA EURO 2012 can spur Portugal to go a step or two further at the FIFA World Cup.
Kovač's Croatia World Cup honour
Croatia's Nico Kovač vows that his team will "fight all the way" when they open the 2014 FIFA World Cup against hosts Brazil and sets the bar high, saying that they are "playing to qualify" at the tournament.
Hodgson's pride at leading England in Brazil
England manager Roy Hodgson tells UEFA.com how much leading the country of his birth at the FIFA World Cup means to him and discusses the "pretty strong group" his side are in.
Veloso's World Cup dream for Portugal
"It will be a unique and unforgettable event," Portugal's Miguel Veloso told UEFA.com as the FIFA World Cup in Brazil nears, but he knows they have been handed a tough group.
Kokorin's World Cup ambition
Striker Aleksandr Kokorin spoke to UEFA.com about Russia's 2014 FIFA World Cup credentials and the prospect of playing in "the greatest tournament you can experience".
Bosnia and Herzegovina fulfilling World Cup dream
A Bosnia and Herzegovina international for ten years, Hasan Salihamidžić is relishing his country’s qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as the team prepare to “fulfil a dream” that his generation could not manage in Brazil next summer.
Rebrov hoping Ukraine can overcome play-off hoodoo
History might not be on their side, but Serhiy Rebrov believes Mikhail Fomenko's Ukraine side have the quality to surprise France over two legs and qualify for Brazil 2014.
Deschamps urges France 'not to set limits'
Eager to cement a strong start to life at the France helm, Didier Deschamps feels "massively proud" to be in charge for his country's March qualifiers against Georgia and Spain.
Štimac, Mihajlović looking at bigger picture
Second-placed Croatia host Serbia, in third, on Friday with both coaches playing down the significance of the Balkan derby in determining how Group A ultimately pans out.
Sušić hoping to lead Bosnian breakthrough
Having missed out on the last two major tournaments in the play-offs, Bosnia and Herzegovina are desperate to reach Brazil 2014, as coach Safet Sušić explained to UEFA.com.
Janevski quick to make his mark with FYROM
Cedomir Janevski has been in charge of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for under six months but is already seeing signs of his team playing the "modern football" he craves.
Georgia on course to fulfil Ketsbaia aim
Temuri Ketsbaia tells UEFA.com about his dream of leading Georgia to a EURO finals and why finishing third in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group I would represent a "good result".
Olsen sees bright future for Faroese football
Coach Lars Olsen speaks to UEFA.com about his desire to see his Faroe Islands team "keep the ball better" and reflects on the football development of UEFA's third smallest member nation.
Team-mates praise 'eternal leader' Hovsepyan
Armenia's Sargis Hovsepyan won 131 caps and is described as the "eternal leader" by Henrik Mkhitaryan, who joined Roman Berezovski in paying tribute to the retired captain.
Capello warming to Russia task
While Russia's results would suggest otherwise, Fabio Capello is finding it tough to settle into working life in Moscow, but told UEFA.com: "As with all difficult challenges, I like to take them on."
Hodgson hopes for English renaissance
Roy Hodgson tells UEFA.com that England need "quite serious concentration on their philosophy and playing style" as they aim for long-term change as well as FIFA World Cup finals.