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As it happened: Germany v Argentina

2014-07-13 19:38
Last Updated at 18:38
14 Jul 00:21

AS THEY SAY IN THE CLASSICS: THAT'S ALL FOLKS!

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It was an absolute pleasure bringing you coverage of the tournament - even at some un-Godly hours!

Well played Brazil, over to Russia in 2018...

14 Jul 00:18

Headline in tomorrow's German newspapers?

BEER RUNS OUT! German football fans have drunk the country dry.

14 Jul 00:15

INTERESTING FACT #317

Toni Kroos has become the first player born in East Germany to win the Soccer World Cup

14 Jul 00:12
With their victory, Germany have now tied Italy on four Soccer World Cup titles, joint-second to Brazil on five...
14 Jul 00:11

FACT #299

Germany are now the first European team to win a Soccer World Cup on two continents...

14 Jul 00:10

Sami Khedira is the 10th player to win the European Cup/Champions League and Soccer World Cup in the same season.

Sorry, no idea who the other nine are...

14 Jul 00:10

INTERESTING FACT

Mario Gotze was the first substitute to ever score a winning goal in a Soccer World Cup final

14 Jul 00:08
Stunning scenes in Rio. The party will not end tonight - that's for certain!
14 Jul 00:07

64 MATCHES... 171 GOALS... WHAT A TOURNAMENT!

Thanks Brazil! Over to you Russia...

14 Jul 00:05

Germany skipper Philipp Lahm holds aloft the trophy as his team-mates and the crowd go crazy

Fireworks at the Maracana!

14 Jul 00:04
Incredible to think Argentina only scored two goals (just one in normal time) in their four knockout stage games...
14 Jul 00:03
France's PAUL POGBA has won the Young Player of the World Cup award
14 Jul 00:01

FACT!

Argentina only trailled for SEVEN minutes in the entire 2014 Soccer World Cup...

But what a costly seven minutes they were...

13 Jul 23:59

SOME CONSOLATION FOR GHANA

All told, the only team champions Germany faces who they DIDN'T beat were Africa's Ghana...

13 Jul 23:56
No surprise for the second award of the night... MANUEL NEUER wins the GOLDEN GLOVE for the best goalkeeper of the tournament
13 Jul 23:55
FIFA president Sepp Blatter appears to the loudest round of BOOS ever heard!
13 Jul 23:54

First award of the night goes to LIONEL MESSI who picks up the GOLDEN BALL for Player of the Tournament

Really not sure he was the best player on display over the past month - certainly not in the final

13 Jul 23:53
Pharrell Williams' "Happy" now being blasted from the speakers as the cameras pan to the saddest looking Argentinian team...
13 Jul 23:49
Commentator Peter Drury: Football is a game Germany wins...
13 Jul 23:47
Congratulations to James Rodriquez who has won the Golden Boot! Incredible achievement!
13 Jul 23:39

Tears galore for Argentina.

Germany: the first European winners of the a Soccer World Cup to be held in South America

13 Jul 23:38
Germany coach Joachim Loew can't wipe the smile off his face - and rightly so!
13 Jul 23:37

WOW!

What a match, what a tournament!

Congratulations to Germany - their FOURTH success on the biggest stage of them all.

13 Jul 23:36

***FULL-TIME***

GERMANY ARE THE 2014 SOCCER WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13 Jul 23:35

122' - Worst free-kick of Messi's life...

I guess he's not the GOAT...

13 Jul 23:34
122' - The final chance for Argentina falls to Lionel Messi and his free-kick...
13 Jul 23:33
120'+ - TWO minutes of extra-time at the end of the second period of extra-time...
13 Jul 23:32

120' - Germany do make their final change

Ozil off, replaced by Per Mertesacker

13 Jul 23:32
119' - Mario Gotze is trending on Twitter - #promise
13 Jul 23:30
118' - Germany wanting to eat away a few precious seconds by making their third and final change...
13 Jul 23:30
117' - No shock that Gotze plays for German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich...
13 Jul 23:29

117' - Gotze's goal was the 171st of the tournament which TIES the record set in France 1998

Argentina will need to break the record to keep their dreams alive

13 Jul 23:29
117' - Argentina have 180 seconds to equalise...
13 Jul 23:28
STUNNING FINISH BY GOTZE
13 Jul 23:26

ALL SORTS OF RECORDS BROKEN

First time Argentina have trailled in Brazil this year and the first time they have conceded a goal in extra-time in their HISTORY!

13 Jul 23:25
113' - MARIO GOTZE is an instant hero!
13 Jul 23:25
GERMANY GOES CRAZY!!