Germany Beat Argentina To Lift 2014 World Cup

Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 and emerged world champions for the fourth time on Sunday, 13 July, as Mario Gotze’s extra-time winner gave them the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The Germany substitute controlled Andre Schurrle’s cross with his chest before volleying in with seven minutes left.
Germany and Argentina wasted scoring chances during regulation time, as Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain and Lionel Messi shot wide when they had opportunities.
Gotze’s decisive goal however sent the Germans into wild celebrations, which lasted for hours.
Colombia forward James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot for finishing as the top scorer at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
The 23-year-old, who plays for Monaco, scored six goals in five matches as his side reached the quarter-finals, where they lost to hosts Brazil.
Rodriguez finished ahead of Germany forward Thomas Muller, who netted five goals as his side won the tournament.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi, who won the Golden Ball for the tournament’s best player, was in a tie for third.


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