Perhaps the 7-1 defeat still rankles or maybe it is just the result of rigid procedures - whatever the reason, one Brazil charity has waited since late last year to receive kit donated by World Cup winners Germany.
Guilherme Ferreira Souza, who heads the Azo children's charity in Sao Paulo, told Reuters that 270 shirts, shorts, bibs and other items have been held in an airport warehouse 70 miles away, where Brazilian customs officers are refusing to release them because of bureaucratic issues.
Souza worked as a driver for the German Football Federation (DFB) during last year's tournament in Brazil.
"The bureaucracy is very hard work," he said, having been fined 500 reais (£97) for classifying the items as textiles rather than shirts.
When the DFB heard of the issues they offered to write a letter but Souza politely declined saying: "There's no point, it's a process and nothing will change."
Germany produced one of the great World Cup performances when they defeated hosts Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals of the 2014 tournament, before beating Argentina 1-0 in the final.