Philipp Lahm reveals what it means to pass on the trophy
"I’m presenting the Trophy on behalf of the German national team and Germany itself. We’ll be passing on the pride our country has felt for the last four years about ending this immense and special event as world champions. We will hand over that pride to the winners.
"It’s a fantastic moment because it’s the original Trophy. In reality, you only hold it in your hands for a moment, and as captain you inevitably think about the players who have lifted it and then passed it on – Germany skippers such as Fritz Walter, Franz Beckenbauer and Lothar Matthaus, and international captains like Bobby Moore, Carlos Alberto, Daniel Passarella, Dino Zoff, Diego Maradona, Carlos Dunga, Didier Deschamps, Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro and Iker Casillas."