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.