FRANKFURT, Germany — Followers cheered Germany’s basketball crew on its return house Tuesday after profitable the World Cup for the primary time.
The crew, led by event MVP Dennis Schröder of the Toronto Raptors, went direct from a long-haul flight from the Philippines to an occasion Tuesday morning at a sponsor’s headquarters in Frankfurt. A gaggle of followers, together with many kids, and German politicians gathered to greet the champions.
“I hope that we will get loads of kids and older individuals, transfer them to play basketball,” Schröder informed the group as “We Are The Champions” performed.
In a rustic the place soccer is the preferred sport, Germany’s World Cup marketing campaign initially attracted little consideration till the 113-111 upset win over the United States within the semifinals on Thursday.
That sudden victory introduced momentum at house forward of beating Serbia 83-77 in the final on Sunday. Even then, although, the crew’s historic success needed to compete for consideration with the firing of the lads’s nationwide soccer crew coach, which was introduced within the closing minutes of the gold-medal recreation.
The subsequent step for Germany is subsequent 12 months’s Paris Olympics.
“This group of fellows are the very best 12 gamers, the very best crew, Germany’s ever seen,” coach Gordie Herbert stated, “they usually’re even higher individuals.”
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