The World Cup ended a few days ago with Germany hoisting the trophy. Some are speculating this Germany may be the best national team ever.
Such a statement will be argued across bar tables and countries for years to come. Regardless, below are a few amazing facts about Die Mannschaft winning the World Cup;
1) No European team in 6 prior attempts had won the WC in Latin America
2) Their goal differential (difference between goals scored vs. goals allowed) was tied for the best ever at +14, scoring 18 goals, allowing only 4 in 7 games.
3) They finished the WC with the highest ELO rating for a WC champion ever (source: Nate Silver)
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