Like the grittiest television drama, this World Cup is drawing closer to its conclusion with the tension and twists to keep even the most casual fans glued to their screens.
Germany take on Brazil on Tuesday night in the semi-finals of this glorious competition to see who proves worthy enough to meet either Holland or Argentina in the final on Sunday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Yet where Germany once stood as uncomfortable dark horses prior to the tournament's kick-off, they have grown into quite an impressive team over the past three weeks and now stand as the favourites to knock out the hosts and challenge for the elusive World Cup trophy.
In a competition beset with no standout competitors, Joachim Low's squad have overcome some of the mightiest teams in the competition and certainly look well equipped to go all the way.
Here's why Germany can win the World Cup.