The Tokyo Olympics has served up a bit of romance after Germany captain Max Kruse proposed to his girlfriend Dilara during a post-match interview at the Olympic football tournament.
Kruse, 33, took the microphone from broadcasters ARD, showed a t-shirt with a writing and went down on his knees after a 3-2 win against Saudi Arabia.
“We have been together for a few months, a year actually,” he said with a smile, hoping she was watching back in Germany. “If you can read this I ask you if you want to become my wife?”
Union Berlin striker Kruse said he had initially planned the move after scoring a goal at the Tokyo Games but was not sure if he would find the net at all.
2016 runners-up Germany go up against Cote d’Ivoire in their final group phase match.