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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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
I I believe I believe that I believe that we will win I believe that we will win I believe that we will win (@AmericanOutlaws voice)— tim howard (@TimHowardGK) June 16, 2014
|WELCOME TO RIO... Sturridge & Welbeck pose with locals