Germany has taken home the 2014 FIFA World Cup! Mario Gotze successfully tapped in the winning goal in overtime.
With eight minutes of extra time remaining, Andre Schurrle sprinted down the left field and found the right shot to whip the ball over to Gotze. He took it on his chest and finished it with the first goal to win the game.
Germany has now won four World Cups, the first one since the 90’s, putting the European capital just one behind Brazil’s record tally of five!
“It’s unbelievable what we have achieved. Whether we have the best individual player doesn’t matter at all, you just need to have the best team,” said delighted Germany captain Philipp Lahm.
The decisive moment of a World Cup packed with exciting goals came with penalties shown in front of 74,738 fans at Rio de Janeiro’s famous Maracana Stadium.
“It is difficult to explain, we did everything to win and we had the best chances of the match, for as long as we could last physically,” said dejected Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano.