Germany’s players lift the World Cup trophy as they celebrate their 2014 World Cup final win against Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.
So that’s it. A very, very good World Cup. A worthy winner: a young, exciting team who play with skill, pace, teamwork and drive. Congratulations to Germany. And congratulations to Brazil, who put on a superb tournament.
A hell of a goal to win it, what a finish. Lovely volley from Mario Gotze, perhaps the hardest chance of the night because both teams missed some decent opportunities throughout.
GOAL! GERMANY! Finally the deadlock is broken. A superb run from Schurrle sucks three defenders towards him, he crosses for Gotze. Lovely control on the chest, and he’s smashed a wonderful shot home past the keeper.