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Gotze wonder goal crowns Germany champions

Mario Gotze scored a stunning extra-time goal to settle the 2014 FIFA World Cup  Final in Germany's favour, crowning the Europeans as champions with a 1-0 victory over Argentina at the Maracana.

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19:34

OBRIGADO
Thank you for following along with our LIVE coverage from the Maracana, and we hope you have enjoyed the action from Rio de Janeiro as much as we have. We now invite you to rejoin us back in our daily tournament blog, where we'll continue to bring the latest reaction from Rio and hear from both teams as we begin to wrap up what has been an outstanding World Cup.

19:14
19:12

GERMANY CELEBRATE

19:11
19:11
19:08

Fireworks explode above the Maracana as the Trophy is passed around from team-mate to team-mate. It is clear the celebrations are nowhere near over!

19:06

And now President Blatter proudly hands Germany captain Philipp Lahm the Trophy and the celebratins really begin at the Maracana!

19:04

Argentina have received their medals and now Germany begin their walk through the delegation, receiving their winners medals and congratulations from FIFA President Blatter, Brazil President Rousseff and many others.

19:03

FIFA FAIR PLAY
Colombia have been named the FIFA World Cup Fair Play award winners!

19:01

HYUNDAI YOUNG PLAYER
France's Paul Pogba has been named the World Cup's best young player!

Man of the Match

Forward

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

Photos

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Line-ups

Germany
GermanyGER
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
(GK)
(GK)
120'
86'
88'
78'
(C)
(C)
31'
46' HT
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
86'
31'
120'
78'
88'
Injured
46' HT
Injured
CoachCoach
Joachim LOEW (GER)Alejandro SABELLA (ARG)

Match Facts

Rio De Janeiro

On 1 January 1502, the Portuguese explorer Gaspar de Lemos brought his ship into a bay on the Brazilian coast, which is now called Guanabara Bay.

Estadio do Maracana

  • Stadium nameEstadio do Maracana
  • CityRio De Janeiro
  • Year constructed1950
  • Overall capacity74738

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 23° CTemperature
  • 12 m/sWind
  • 65 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Nicola RIZZOLI
    Italy
    ItalyITA
  • Assistant Referee 1: Renato FAVERANI (ITA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Andrea STEFANI (ITA)
  • Fourth official: Carlos VERA (ECU)

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