Virat Kohli © Getty Images
Virat Kohli © Getty Images


Jun 17, 2014


India vice-captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday expressed his delight over Germany‘s thumping win over Portugal by a margin of 4-0 in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Thomas Muller scored three goals while Mats Hummels scored one as the Germans romped home with a huge win in their opening game of the tournament.


Kohli, who declared his loyalty to Germany before the start of the World Cup tweeted,




“This time I am really rooting for them [Germany] because they have got one of the most dangerous sides in the world. Hopefully this will be Germany’s year,” he told reporters in Bangalore few days ago.


Kohli said Philipp Lahm is his favourite German footballer as he creates most of the opportunities for his team. ”I like Philipp Lahm. I like his work ethic. Probably he is one of those guys who creates most of the space for Germany,” said Kohli at the sidelines of a function.


Kohli said Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are his two favourite international footballers. ”Christiano Ronaldo is my favourite, as well as Messi because he is also associated with Adidas. It will be great to meet both of them and those are obviously on top of my list,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.