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Germany Wins Terrifically Entertaining World Cup

Updated: 07/13/2014 5:24 PM
Created: 07/13/2014 5:11 PM WDIO.com
By: JOHN LEICESTER

AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.

The now four-time world champions, the first European team to win it on South American soil, earned the honor of lifting the most recognized trophy in sports after a 1-0 victory in a final as terrific as the tournament itself.

For a 32-day showcase of football at its best, the winning goal was beautifully appropriate. Goetze controlled the ball with his chest and then shot past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 113th minute.

Argentina had created more chances, but failed to really test Germany goalkeeper Manuel throughout the 120 minutes of regulation and extra time.

The win is Germany's first as a united country. West Germany won the World Cup in 1954, 1974 and 1990.

Germany may have won the World Cup, but host Brazil won a world of new friends.

German chancellor Angela Merkel, sat in the VIP section with other notables, waved a clenched fist. Vladimir Putin later reached across to shake her hand.

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German players celebrate at the end of the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014.
Photo: AP/Fabrizio Bensch, Pool

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