Germany lifted their fourth World Cup title on Sunday evening after beating Argentina 1-0 in extra time at the iconic Maracana. A finish worthy of scooping up a title provided to be the difference as super-substitute Mario Gotze, chested and volleyed a cross from Andre Schurrle with only seven minutes left till the dreaded penalty shoot-out.
And the winner is …. GERMANY
Going into this cagey match, Germany intended to go into the match unchanged but Joachim Low was forced into a change as Sami Khedira pulled up with an injury in the warm-up. Young Christoph Kramer was given the task of filling in the Real Madrid man’s boots. Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero started off the bench as they fought to be fit for the final. (more…)