Much of the Joachim Low’s squad took to social media after their 1-0 win over France to voice their delight, while England players enjoyed their holidays before pre-season
The first two quarter-finals are over and we have our first semi-final as the World Cup sambas towards its conclusion in nine days’ time.
A below-par France were outdone by a Mats Hummels header while hosts Brazil continued their march to the final with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Colombia.
The Germany squad were out in force after the win – take note of Thomas Muller in particular – while supermodel Gisele wore her Selecao colours proudly. And, of course, no WOTT would be complete without Rihanna’s latest thoughts on the tournament.
Elsewhere, some of England’s contingent are making the most of their time off before pre-season by going to Los Angeles or TGI Friday’s. Whatever takes your fancy, I guess…
|‘WE DID IT!’… Germany beat France to reach semi-finals
Yeeeeah!! We did it! 1/2 final can come!! #Semifinal #DFB #Team #Rio #germany #Poldi #aha pic.twitter.com/ofA6AIMoA6
— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) July 4, 2014
Wir sind soooooooooooo happy! pic.twitter.com/HLprKjnN97
— Thomas Müller (@esmuellert_) July 4, 2014
we are ONE team … a happy team 🙂 #DFBTeam #Brasil2014 #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/JvyLuzG85T
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 4, 2014
MANY THANKS 4 your support… This beautiful adventure ends today, but we are proud of the work we’ve accomplished here… #tobecontinued
— Morgan Schneiderlin (@SchneiderlinMo4) July 4, 2014
This is bittersweet!!!! I shed a tear for you Rodriguez!!! :'(
— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 4, 2014
|‘GO BRAZIL!’… Gisele shows her colours
|ON THEIR JOLLIES… England squad relax ahead of pre-season
How is it the best centre back in the Premiership can’t get in the French team!?!? #Strange #Kos #Gooner
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) July 4, 2014
Having great time in LA! #Holidays #USA #4thofJuly pic.twitter.com/KIrZPZRC4z
— Phil Jones (@PhilJones4) July 4, 2014
With @Pharrell and @DeSeanJackson11 backstage at the @BET awards. Was a sick experience. pic.twitter.com/o0R64ZosVm
— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) July 4, 2014