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article imageThis Lukas Podolski selfie is the best photo from World Cup 2014

By David Silverberg     Jul 13, 2014 in Sports
Moments after winning the 2014 World Cup, German forward Lukas Podolski snapped one of the most memorable selfies in sports history. Podolski posted on his Twitter account a photo of fellow German player Bastian Schweinsteiger kissing his cheek.
Posted at 5:11 p.m. ET, mere minutes after the ref's final whistle to end the World Cup Final, a selfie went viral instantly. Jubilant from the enormous win over Argentina, Germany's Podolski couldn't resist sharing his happiness with his social media fans, despite not playing in the Final.
As Schweinsteiger planted a kiss on his cheek, Podolski pumped his fist into the air and took the self-pointing photo with his other hand The simple text accompanying the photo reads: AHA!
The Twitpic has 82,000 retweets as of 10:40 p.m. ET and 70,400 favorites.
Podolski's selfie adventure didn't end there. He found German Chancellor Angela Merkel and took a selfie with the half-smiling leader, captioned with "Selfie 2…:-)"
Podolski, 29, has more than 1.85 million followers on Twitter.
Germany overcame a scoreless match to notch a game-winner in extra time. The 1-0 World Cup Final win lets Germany take home the famous trophy for the fourth time - the first as a unified nation.
Germany became the first European team to win a World Cup in the Americas, as Sportsnet reports, "and the victory ends a string of near misses since winning its last major title at the 1996 European Championship."
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