The 26 most satisfying newspaper pages of the World Cup

After months of optimistically building up their respective teams, newspaper editors around the world have been confronted with the dilemma of whether to back their men or hang them out to dry once their nation's World Cup fate was sealed.

Here are some of the most eye-catching (and eye-watering) front and back pages from the past month...

Germany

The only team to leave Brazil as winners had one man to thank:

"World Champion!"

But also basked in the glory of the most memorable game of the tournament:

"Without words!"

Before producing this lovely (yet slightly optimistic) front page on the day of the final:

"World Champions"

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