Captain Philip Lahm Holds the Trophy as Germany Celebrate Their Win
Germany won the fourth World Cup in their history, and their first in 24 years, as they beat Argentina 1-0 in extra time in a classic final. Despite being goalless in regular time, the match provided massive entertainment, as it was an open, attacking affair. Gonzalo Higuain was guilty of missing a clear chance early on that would haunt Argentina. Later in the first half, he thought he had put his country ahead, only for his goal to be offside.
In the second half, clear chances were hard to come by and extra time soon began. With penalties beginning to loom, substitute Andre Schurrle delivered a brilliant pass to fellow sub Mario Gotze, who controlled the ball of his chest and then slammed it past Argentinian goalie Sergio Romero. Lionel Messi had a free-kick in the final minute, but…
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