FIFA president Sepp Blatter praised Germany's World Cup as the best ever in a newspaper interview to appear tomorrow.
''This is the best World Cup of all time,'' Blatter told Berlin's Der Tagesspiegel newspaper, according to an advance released today.
''Never before has an event been presented in such an emotional and global manner,'' he added. ''And from a sporting point of view we're also getting the highest quality.'' Blatter said the enthusiasm for the Germany team was giving coach Juergen Klinsmann's players a major lift.
''The Germany team is being carried by the enthusiasm in the country,'' he said. ''I'm beginning to ask myself: 'Who can stop these Germans?' ''Today, all the critics have to say 'Chapeau Herr Klinsmann'. I say that too.'' Reuters DH VV2048