Maracana - Rio de Janeiro 13/07/2014 - 21:00CET (16:00 local time)

Final

Germany - Argentina
1-0
Germany win after extra time
 

Germany - Argentina 1-0 - 13/07/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Götze goal wins Germany the World Cup

Published: Sunday 13 July 2014, 23.00CET
Götze goal wins Germany the World Cup
Germany celebrate ©Getty Images

Mario Götze struck late in extra time to give Germany their fourth FIFA World Cup triumph after a tense final with Argentina in Rio de Janeiro.

There was little to choose between the teams in the 90 minutes of the third World Cup final involving these nations. But in the 113th minute André Schürrle set up fellow substitute Götze and the 22-year-old ensured Germany became the first European side to win the World Cup in the Americas.

Lineups

Germany

Germany

Argentina

Argentina

1Neuer (GK)1Romero (GK)
4Höwedes
34
2Garay
5Hummels4Zabaleta
7Schweinsteiger
29
6Biglia
8Özil
120 ET
8Pérez
86
11Klose
88
9Higuaín
77
13T. Müller10Messi (C)
16Lahm (C)14Mascherano
64
18Kroos15Demichelis
20Boateng16Rojo
23Kramer
31
22Lavezzi
46

Substitutes

12Zieler (GK)12Orion (GK)
22Weidenfeller (GK)21Andújar (GK)
2Grosskreutz3Campagnaro
3Ginter5Gago
86
9Schürrle
31
7Di María
10Podolski11Maxi Rodríguez
14Draxler13Fernandez
15Durm17Fernández
17Mertesacker
120 ET
18Palacio
77
19Götze
88
113 ET
19Álvarez
20Agüero
46
66
23Basanta

Coaches

Joachim Löw (GER) Alejandro Sabella (ARG)

Referee

Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

Press kits

Standings

Match statistics

Germany
Argentina

1

Goals scored

0

9

Total attempts

9

6

Attempts on target

0

3

off target

8

5

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

3

2

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

11

11

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • The referee brings the first period of extra time to an end.
    Each side had one good chance in those 15 minutes but still no goals. Two past finals have gone to penalties, Brazil beating Italy in 1994 a the Azzurri defeating France in 2006. Germany did lose the 1976 UEFA European Championship final on spot-kicks to Czechoslovakia, the only EURO decider to be settled that way; Argentina lost the 2004 Copa América to Brazil in similar fashion.
  • The referee ends the second period of extra time.
    After 1954, 1974 and 1990...2014. Germany win their fourth World Cup and the first by a European team in the Americas. Argentina were so close but Mario Götze has written his name into football history at the age of 22.
  • Substitution
    120 ET
    Mertesacker (in) - Özil (out) (Germany)
    A last substitution. Into added time now.
  • Goal
    113 ET
    Götze (Germany) scores!
    Mario Götze hooks the ball in after a cross from fellow substitute André Schürrle. Has the man who was winning the UEFA European Under-17 Championship five years ago just decided the FIFA World Cup final?
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    The third final running goes to extra time. Germany continue to have a very slight edge but Argentina's counterattacking is always dangerous.

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