Not quite sure why the jumper would be considered lucky, after all Germany finished third in the 2010 World Cup so by that rationale Bert Van Marwijk should sell his lucky tie (if he has one) to the tune of $1.5m!
Germany coach Joachim Loew has donated his ‘lucky’ blue sweater worn during the 2010 World Cup for its inclusion in a museum being built by the German Football Federation (DFB).
“I hope that the pullover will have a worthy place in the museum and will be well looked after,” said Loew as he handed over the cashmere sweater.
“Maybe I will still need it to bring me luck in other tournaments.”
The presentation took place a day before Germany are due to meet Belgium here as the hosts bid to make it ten wins out of ten in Euro 2012 qualifying.
The sweater was purchased by the owners of a German supermarket chain last December for one million euros.
It earned its reputation as a lucky charm after Loew wore it during three wins when his side scored four goals in South Africa – against Australia (4-0), Argentina (4-0) and England (4-1).
Germany finally lost to eventual winners Spain to finish third in the tournament.
SOURCE: Fox Sports
Loew gave his lucky jumper to a children’s charity, who sold it for €1 million to retailer Galeria Kaufhof. They in turn donated the hand-me-down item to the as yet unopened German football museum, which is due to be completed in 2014.