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White Victory in Latin America

Germany's World Cup victors. Clothes by Hugo Boss. [1]

Germany’s World Cup victors. Clothes by Hugo Boss.

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The World Cup in Brazil is over, and Germany — with its predominantly white squad — is the first European team in history to win in Latin America. And, in the views of football experts and neutral fans around the world, it was a well-deserved victory. 

It is sometimes argued that sports serve the same purpose in the modern West as gladiatorial games served in Imperial Rome — i.e., panem et circenses. It is said that, among many other things, such games distract the white population in the West from their grave problems, in fact the existential threat that they face.

There is certainly some truth in such assertions, but it should be well known that appeal to emotions through glorious imagery is the most effective way to awaken a people, recover its pride and glory, and imbue it with confidence in itself. A picture of Philipp Lahm, the captain of FC Bayern Munich and of German national team, holding the World Cup, the cheering of white German players, an image of Bastian Schweinsteiger playing till the end like a Germanic hero with his wounded face after being viciously fouled by Argentine players several times during the final match have a great potential to imbue Germans with national pride, to make them appreciate their greatness, and maybe impel some of them to great deeds in service of their race and nation. This of course holds true for all whites in general. An image of victorious whites celebrating an important trophy can provide a great amount of positive energy that our people need — firstly to feel proud about their race and its heritage, and then to reassert themselves boldly against insolent non-whites.

Bastian Schweinsteiger against Argentina in the final. He continued to play in spite of his wound. [2]Indeed, sports represent a kind of blank slate onto which different things can be written and which can be molded into different shapes to serve particular ends. Until now anti-white powers mostly have been able to utilize sports to promote their own cause and to achieve their own ends.

However, White Nationalists have an upper hand in this field against their enemies, and with a correct approach sports can easily become our strong suit. Most great sportsmen are white. Blacks may be better at running, but whites are prevalent in many other popular sports disciplines like swimming, tennis (the Williams sisters are a very rare exception), volleyball, and car racing to name just a few. Obviously, the complete domination of whites in winter sports does not even require mentioning.

And most importantly, the vast majority of the best players in the most popular sport in the world — i.e., football, have been whites [3]. Brazilian blacks/mulattoes like Pele, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho have rather been exceptions to the rule. In addition, the last three football world cups have been won by European teams composed predominantly of white players — Italy in 2006, Spain in 2010, and Germany in 2014, which is of course a heartening development and proves once again the superiority of whites in this game.

People, first and foremost, want to hear positive things, to feel good and proud. No amount of anti-white propaganda will obliterate the inborn, subconscious urge to feel proud about one’s nation and race. In modern times, when any kind of explicit manifestation of racial pride by whites is being stigmatized and even punished, such healthy feelings are sublimated through rooting for local and national sports teams. And indeed, it does not take long for such an implicit racial pride to later burst out explicitly given auspicious circumstances.

Germany’s road to victory in recent World Cup in Brazil in fact presents a perfect opportunity for Germans to feel proud of their nation again. It can even be called a modern day version of a Germanic saga, with its protagonists and antagonists, with the fall and subsequent rise of the heroes.

The German Road to Victory

Everything started with the European Championship in 2000 (Euro 2000) hosted jointly by the Netherlands and Belgium. Germany were the defending champions, having won the previous European Championship four years before – Euro 1996 [4], which was hosted by England. However, this time the German national team failed to qualify for the quarter-final. But German football faced a graver problem in those days. After the great players of the late ’80s and early ’90s –Lothar Matthäus, Jürgen Klinsmann, Rudi Völler, Andreas Brehme, and others — finished their active football careers, there was a dearth of young talented players for a while.

However, the failure in Euro 2000 served as a turning point, and the German Football Federation and the leading German football clubs took the necessary lessons from it. This prompted the federation to reorganize the youth development system, and it became mandatory to all Bundesliga clubs to invest a huge amount of their finances into their youth academies. With proverbial German discipline, diligence, and patience this new program began to be pursued.

Then came the World Cup 2002 in South Korea and Japan. It was too early to expect results from the new youth development program launched in 2000 and hence, especially in view of the debacle two years earlier, Germany was not counted among the favorites. In addition, the German squad was plagued with injuries on the eve of the World Cup, and numerous leading players could not participate in the tournament. Teams like France (consisting mostly of black players and the “French” football icon of Algerian descent – Zinedine Zidane), Argentina, and Brazil were the strongest teams.

However, already in that tournament Germany had some world-class players in its squad — the attacking midfielder Michael Ballack and the goalkeeper Oliver Kahn who later went on to be elected the most valuable player of the tournament. Despite the lack of superstars, Germans proceeded with exemplary resolve and team spirit, and to the surprise of many made it all the way to the finals, where they lost to Brazil (2-0) in a very tight game after an unfortunate mistake of the goalkeeper, who prior to that one instance had been flawless throughout the tournament. Another misfortune was that their other leader, Michael Ballack, has been suspended for the final match.

With the top favorites France and Argentina ingloriously eliminated already at the group stage, this achievement of the modest German team was considered a success. The tournament also witnessed the emergence of the talented young German striker Miroslav Klose who was later to participate in three subsequent World Cups and to become the all-time top scorer in World Cup history, the record which he beat in this recent tournament in Brazil.

However, Euro 2004 brought another disappointment. For the second time in a row Germany could not make it past the group stage which lead to the resignation of the trainer, Rudi Völler, and the appointment of Jürgen Klinsmann as the head coach and Joachim Löw as his assistant. Germany was to host the World Cup in 2006, and it was of utmost importance that Germany be well-prepared and strong.

The World Cup in 2006 on home soil was a landmark moment for Germany. It was the tournament in which the first pupils from the new youth development system made their way to the national team and made themselves known to the world. The most prominent representatives of this generation are Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger, the captain and vice-captain of the current German national team respectively, who have been the cornerstones of German football in the last decade and played a prominent role in the latest victory in Brazil.

Germany was playing great football, was considered the best team of the tournament by many experts, and won the hearts of many neutral football fans. However, the championship ended with a bitter disappointment as Germany lost to Italy in the semi-final after conceding two goals in the last two minutes of the extra-time. Germany later went on to defeat Portugal in the match for third place. However, the much desired home victory in the World Cup eluded them. Italy went on to win the World Cup by defeating France in the final.

On another note, during the World Cup there was a tremendous rise in patriotism and displays of national pride among Germans. German flags were flying in numbers unseen since the end of WWII. Suddenly Germans seemed to have overcome 60 years of repression and were openly proud of being German. It cannot be denied that football, the World Cup in particular, was the main catalyst. In addition, Germany won the hearts of many people both with the performance of its national team on the field and the joyful atmosphere throughout the land during the tournament.

After the home World Cup, Jürgen Klinsmann announced his resignation as head coach, and his assistant Joachim Löw took the reins. His first serious test was Euro 2008, hosted jointly by Austria and Switzerland. Germany made it all the way through to the finals but again fell short of winning the title, succumbing in the final (1-0), this time to Spain — the emergent superpower in world football for several years to come.

The World Cup in South Africa in 2010 marked a real breakthrough for German football. Many talented young stars who later would play the central role in the victory in 2014 made their first appearance. However, this World Cup was preceded by an unfortunate incident. The leading player and then captain of the German national team — Michael Ballack, who was playing in England for Chelsea — was injured shortly before the tournament. The perpetrator was Kevin Prince Boateng, the offspring of a Ghanaian father and German mother, who was slated to play for the Ghana national team, which was matched against Germany in the group stage. He was therefore accused by Michael Ballack and the trainer Joachim Löw of having intentionally committed that foul in order to leave Germany without its best player. However Boateng, in a typically Negro manner, instead of apologizing for the foul, threw counter-accusations against Ballack, accusing him of slapping him on the face in an incident preceding the foul. What was surprisingly absent from his complaints was the accusation of racism and discrimination!

Germany had to overcome this shock and prepare for the World Cup. Germany fielded a very young squad. For many players it was their first big experience. No one was expecting much from this team in view of the fact that they were now also missing their captain and leading player. However, the Germans once again proved their greatness. The team rallied together and delivered a fantastic performance during the tournament, which involved crushing England (4-1) and Argentina (4-0) on the way to the semi-final where they were again to meet Spain. And as if the absence of Michael Ballack was not enough, this time they also had to do without their top striker and rising young star Thomas Müller who was suspended in the quarter final against Argentina. Moreover, Germany had to play against stronger teams than Spain did on their way to the semi-final and were already pretty much worn out. This physical and emotional burden was too much for the youngsters, and as a result Germany could not resist Spain and lost the match 1-0, with the same score as two years before in the final of European Championship. Spain later became world champions after defeating the Netherlands in the final in extra time. Germany won third place as in the home tournament four years before.

In spite of again falling short of the title, this young and talented German squad instilled great hopes in German football fans. Many people forecast a great future and were confident that great victories for this team were still to come.

The next tournament was Euro 2012 held in Poland and Ukraine. The German team was projected to be among the favorites together with the reigning European and world champions Spain. Many were expecting a repeat of the final 4 years before. The time was ripe for the German national team to win their first international title since 1996. However, shortly before the tournament some German players were shattered by a grievous disappointment.

In 2012 FC Bayern Munich, the leading German football club was in the finals of the Champions League — the most prestigious competition in European club football. It was of course a great accomplishment, but by that time the club had been to the finals 8 times and won 4 trophies. However this final was something special. The final round of the Champions League consists of only one game played at a specific venue announced several years in advance. And it so happened that the final in 2012 was to be played in the home stadium of Bayern Munich – Allianz Arena. This was the first time in history that a team was to play a Champions League final on its own stadium.

Bayern Munich was set to play against Chelsea. Expectations were high. Bayern Munich were regarded as clear favorites, not only due to home field advantage but rather due to objectively possessing a better lineup and a better functioning team than their rivals. Bayern Munich fans were eagerly waiting for the final, their “Finale Dahoam” – meaning “final at home” in Bavarian dialect.

Bayern Munich dominated the game, but Chelsea’s defense line was impregnable. Thomas Müller eventually managed to score for Bayern Munich with a header close to the end, and the joy was tremendous. The longed for victory was very near. However, several minutes later Chelsea scored from their first and only corner kick in the game due to a bitter mistake of Bayern Munich defenders. It was already emotionally devastating to have victory snatched away at the last minute. But the match went into overtime, and in the end Bayern Munich lost in a penalty shoot-out, Bastian Schweinsteiger missing the last penalty shot. The sorrow and disappointment were immense. The Finale Dahoam turned into Drama Dahoam in popular language.

Bayern Munich provided eight players for the German national team for Euro 2012. However, as the tournament progressed, Germany crushed its opponents one by one, and the bitter defeat one month before seemed to have been forgotten. Germany seemed poised to win the European Championship. However they lost to Italy in the semi-final. Trainer Joachim Löw was severely criticized for his wrong tactical decisions, and he took full responsibility for the defeat. That tournament was again won by Spain, who crushed Italy in the final 4-0.

Again Germany lost in the decisive moment. Would the Germans ever win again? Some people would completely give up in such a situation. But not the Germans. At this fateful moment, German footballers proved themselves worthy sons of their glorious ancestors.

It began with the reawakening of Bayern Munich. That was especially important, since that club provided eight players to the national team, including such stars like Philipp Lahm (the captain of the club and the national team), Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Müller, and Toni Kroos who constituted the backbone of the team that was later to win the World Cup.

Somehow the players were reborn under the guidance of their experienced trainer Jupp Heynckes, at a moment when everyone gave up every hope on them. The 2012-2013 season was the best in club history. Bayern Munich was crushing all their opponents both in Germany and in Europe one by one and was breaking all the records. One peculiar and laudable aspect of the team was that in spite of having many star players (both German and foreign) in its squad, the team acted first and foremost and as a collective unity, with all their stars never raising their egos above the common good and common goals. And this glorious season was finally crowned with victory in the Champions League.

Another positive aspect for German football was that for the first time in history two German clubs — Bayern Munich itself and their archrivals Borussia Dortmund — were to contest the highest trophy in European football in the final, which took place in Wembley Stadium in London. Bayern Munich prevailed 2-1 and won the trophy. But whatever the outcome, though, Germans won. In addition to high quality football, players of both teams won the hearts of many with their exemplary decency and sportsmanship.

This was a decisive accomplishment and provided confidence to many German footballers. They finally proved that they could not only reach semi-finals or finals, but could also win prestigious trophies. Now they were morally prepared to make their next leap forward and finally bring the long awaited World Cup to Germany.

From the start, Germany was considered among the top favorites. Many players who were still inexperienced youngsters in 2006 and/or 2010 had matured and become world class players. Germans were taking this championship very seriously. The players, the coaching staff, and the football federation were all determined to win. For the purpose of the World Cup, Germans even built their own training camp in Brazil [5] completely from scratch. The camp was meticulously equipped with all necessary facilities for training and recuperation.

Things did not start smoothly, however. The German squad was again plagued with injuries, the worst being of Marco Reus, who was in top form at that moment, shortly before the start of the tournament. In addition, Bastian Schweinsteiger had just recovered from a previous injury and wasn’t completely fit.

However, the Germans rolled with the punches and proceeded diligently and with patience. The players, including the recently recovered Schweinsteiger, improved their performance with each game. They gained most sympathy however for their reserved conduct during and after their crushing semi-final victory against Brazil (7-1). In a situation where some would be inclined to gloating and showboating, the Germans consoled depressed Brazilian players and later sent sincere condolences and good wishes to the Brazilian nation, wishing them every success in the future. And, finally, this impressive summer month was crowned with Germany’s victory over Argentina in extra time (1-0) in a very tight final match, where German players showed the mettle and tenacity for which their nation is so much reputed.

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Characteristic Germanic virtues like resilience, planning, discipline, and teamwork are primarily behind this magnificent victory. Although they certainly did not lack great talents in their squad, the German team operated as collective unity with none of the players putting his ego at the forefront. Although some other teams were primarily associated with their superstar players — e.g., Argentina with Lionel Messi, Portugal with Christiano Ronaldo, and Brazil with Neymar — the German team was first and foremost a cohesive whole.

Germany’s squad is still very young, and most of its players are going to play together for many years to come. Therefore Germany is projected as the favorite of Euro 2016, which will take place in France, and in World Cup 2018 in Russia. In addition, the German squad is expected to retain its predominantly white character with new young German talent on the ascendant. I wholeheartedly wish them further victories. May they make the German nation and the white race proud.