Germany Are World Cup Champions With 1-0 Extra Time Win Over Argentina (VIDEO)
There was magic in the decisive moment of the World Cup final, but it didn't belong to Lionel Messi. It was instead conjured by a pair of Germany substitutes to ensure that the world's most complete team lifted the world's most coveted trophy.
Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win the 2014 World Cup at Estadio do Maracana in Rio De Janeiro on Sunday. The match remained scoreless into the second period of extra time when substitute Mario Gotze scored a superb goal in the 113th minute after receiving a cross from teammate Andre Schurrle.
This is the fourth World Cup triumph for Germany. It last won the World Cup in 1990, defeating Argentina in another cagey final. By winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Germany became the first European side to win the tournament when it was held in South America.