Word on the Tweet: Podolski snaps Merkel selfie & Obama backs USA

Despite Thomas Muller's hat-trick, the Arsenal man stole the post-match celebrations by posing with the German chancellor, while Tim Howard issued a rallying cry
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Some things never change, and Germany's thumping 4-0 win over Portugal featured two of the most common sights in football; play-acting and a red card for Pepe.

Thomas Muller overtook Neymar in the goalscoring charts with a hat-trick against Paulo Bento's overwhelmed charges but Lukas Podolski stole the post-match celebrations by posing for a selfie with Angela Merkel.

Elsewhere, United States goalkeeper Tim Howard is joined by president Barack Obama in issuing a rallying cry ahead of his side's World Cup opener against Ghana - the team who knocked them out of the tournament four years ago - and Daniel Sturridge added another snap to his Brazil holiday album as England touched down in Rio.

As the first round of group games nears its conclusion, Goal rounds up the best of the World Cup on social media...

BEFORE AND AFTER... Germany tear Portugal apart

RALLYING CRY... United States gear up for Ghana

WELCOME TO RIO... Sturridge & Welbeck pose with locals