World Cup 2014 & Germany's WC Record
Germany's record of consistency in World Cup Soccer Tournaments is unmatched by anyone else. The number of finals, semi-final, and third places they have achieved is almost incomprehensible.
A World Cup semi-final without Germany is a bit like convening a World War without inviting the Germans to participate.
To put it another way:
Germany had a little LAHM
Their coach was Joachim Loew
And everywhere that Germany went,
The World Cup was sure to go.
S G Walther 2014
Not only were Germany deserved winners of the last tournament, but they also there was almost unprecedented international consensus from almost every world sports writer and television commentator that they were the best, most exciting team on offer at the 2014 World Cup.
Furthermore, the German team seemed to remain polite, respectful, and humble throughout. The dignified manner in which they dealt with the aftermath of their historic win over Brazil, even caused many Brazilians to applaud them wherever they went after the match.
The Germans have every reason to be proud of their team.