An extra-time goal from Mario Gotze secures the Fifa World Cup trophy for Germany, a truly deserving champion who played an outstanding campaign.
World Cup 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Barcelona forward was brilliant against the lesser lights in this World Cup, but failed to inspire his side to victory like Maradona did when it mattered most
With Germany now crowned World Champions, the NCPG ad which made the rounds around the world has got a surprise update with further emphasis on the nature of gambling addiction
The Barcelona star was distraught after Argentina lost the World Cup final to Germany in Rio and says the horror of losing the game will haunt the players forever
Pictures from the 2014 World Cup final where an extra-time winner from Mario Gotze crowned Germany world champions after an action-packed clash in Rio de Janeiro.
The Bayern Munich star has been voted the best goalkeeper at this summer's World Cup, beating off competition from Keylor Navas and Sergio Romero
Five players from winners Germany feature as Goal selects the standout performers from football's greatest tournament
The Barcelona ace finished on the losing side in Sunday's tournament decider in Rio de Janeiro but was nonetheless recognised for his individual excellence in Brazil
The Monaco attacking midfielder scored six goals in Brazil, one more than Germany's Thomas Muller, who won the trophy in South Africa four years ago
The trophy couldn't find it's new owner during normal time, but a fantastic finish gave Germany the World Cup in the Maracana, as substitutes Schurrle and Gotze combined lethally
The 22-year-old forward stepped up from the bench to become an instant German hero as he helped his nation to their fourth World Cup title by beating Argentina 1-0
The Bayern Munich star's goal in the second half of extra-time was enough to separate the two teams and give Joachim Low's men the world crown
The 30-year-old came under a lot of criticism for his performances throughout the World Cup and has confirmed his international career is over
Follow Goal's LIVE commentary of the World Cup final as Lionel Messi bids to inspire Alejandro Sabella's men to glory against Joachim Low's ruthless team
The ex-Azzurri coach was heavily criticised after his side were dumped out at the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil after back-to-back 1-0 losses to Costa Rica and Uruguay
The 34-year-old goalkeeper feels that it is only right that he step aside now to allow the Selecao to find a worthy successor for the World Cup in Russia in 2018
It may be via a song rather than through their performances but Argentina have brought the party to Brazil this summer and their captain and talisman can have the final say
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Germany and Argentina meet at the Maracana but who do you think will emerge victorious? Will Lionel Messi do the damage or can the Europeans defeat another South American side?
The Napoli boss believes that Argentina boast the tournament's most "explosive" forward line but argues that Germany have been the stronger side overall in Brazil
The head of the Catalan club points to the influence of the Argentina captain in leading his side to the final, as well as the Brazil No.10 prior to his back injury