Germany beats Argentina 1-0, wins World Cup 2014

Substitute Mario Goetze scored in the second-half of extra time to give Germany victory over Argentina in the World Cup Final on Sunday.

Argentina and Germany were tied at 0-0 after 90 minutes to send a third successive World Cup final went into extra-time.

The best chance of the second-half fell to Messi in the 45th minute but the Barcelona star scuffed his shot and it went wide of the far post.

Argentina had the ball in the net through Gonzalo Higuain in the 29th minute but the goal was ruled offside.

The best chance of the first-half fell to Higuain as well. Toni Kroos’s ill-judged back header fell into his path with only goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to beat, but the Napoli striker snatched at his shot which went wide.

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