EXOS-Powered Germany Wins 2014 World Cup Title
Congratulations to Germany on winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina. EXOS, the official performance training partner of Germany, has been supporting the team throughout their World Cup journey, through qualifying, and in Brazil with EXOS specialists Mark Verstegen (EXOS’ founder), Shad Forsythe, Darcy Norman, and Benjamin Kugel.
After winning Group G with wins over Portugal (4-0), the United States (1-0), and a draw with Ghana (2-2), Germany defeated Algeria 2-1 in the round of 16, beat France 1-0 in the quarterfinals, and eliminated Brazil with a 7-1 victory in the semifinals before their title-clinching win over Argentina.
"We're honored and extremely proud to have supported the World Cup champion German national team," said Mark Verstegen, founder and president of EXOS, who was one of four EXOS specialists supporting the team in Brazil. "Since 2004, when we began supporting the team for the 2006 World Cup, we've had the privilege to work alongside these world-class players, coaches, and staff, and their dedication and commitment to excellence showed in capturing the World Cup title."
This was the third straight World Cup at which EXOS supported Germany, including third-place finishes at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. In addition to the team’s title, forward Miroslav Klose also set the all-time record for the most World Cup goals with 16, as he scored two in this year’s tournament to break the record previously held by Ronaldo of Brazil.
For more about how EXOS supported Germany, watch the video below, check out photos of the team training, and read this article about EXOS' use of the adidas miCoach elite team system to help track each player's performance and plan for their individual training needs.
Congratulations to Germany's players, coaches, and staff on the hard work and dedication they've put into winning the World Cup title. EXOS is proud to work with the team and support them in achieving their goals.
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