Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

Lukas Podolski's Son Takes Penalty at Maracana After Germany Win

 / Updated 
Germany's Lukas Podolski plays with his his son Louis Gabriel Podolski after the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2014.
Germany's Lukas Podolski plays with his his son Louis Gabriel Podolski after the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2014. MICHAEL DALDER / Reuters

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

He may not have played in the final — in fact, he was only on the field for a total of 54 minutes in the tournament — but Germany's Lukas Podolski celebrated his team's World Cup victory like a true champion Sunday night.

The Arsenal forward got things started by posing for a selfie with teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger, and before the night was out the prolific tweeter was sharing photos of himself with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's new biggest fan Rihanna.

But perhaps the cutest image of the night came after most of the crowd had drifted away, when Podolski's six-year-old son Louis stepped up to take penalties against his dad on the hallowed turf of the Maracana.

SOCIAL

— David Arnott

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
MORE FROM news