Why it took so long for Germany's team to become multi-cultural

The Germany team is a model of multi-cultural harmony â but only since the turn of the century. Bundesliga expert Stefan Bienkowski investigates why...

ItâÂÂs been six months since Germany beat Holland in the preliminary group stages of Euro 2012. Six months since that angelic twirl from Mario Gomez to score the initial goal; six months since his perfectly-placed second; and six months since that viral photo of Mats Hummels gleefully strolling past Rafael van der Vaart & Co. in the midst of a team breakdown.

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