Germany win World Cup final

Germany win World Cup final

Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time tonight thanks to a stunning extra-time winner from super sub Mario Gotze.

Argentina were preparing for a penalty shoot-out in the Maracana, but in the 113th minute Gotze chested down Andre Schurrle’s cross and volleyed home to cap a historic victory for Joachim Low’s men.

Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Rodrigo Palacio all spurned good chances to give Argentina the win in the spiritual home of their fierce rivals Brazil.

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