On the evening of 13 July 2014 the German football team lifted the coveted World Cup trophy. The 2014 world championship in Brazil was watched by hundreds of millions of fans around the world and football fever took hold at fan parks in many towns and cities across Germany. One of the biggest events was at the fan park in Berlin. On arriving back in Germany, the national squad was welcomed home by hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans. There were huge celebrations in other cities too, including Hamburg, Cologne, Munich and Frankfurt. After just a short break, the beautiful game will be back in August for the 52nd season of the Bundesliga.