Super Sub Gotze Wins Record World Cup For GermanyFeatured, Latest News, News, Sports Sunday, July 13th, 2014
Germany became the first European side to win a World Cup on South American soil with a late goal by super substitute Götze that stopped Argentina claiming victory in the spiritual home of their biggest rivals.
It secured Germany’s fourth World Cup and their first major tournament victory since 1996, relieving the pressure on Joachim Löw and sparking wild celebrations.
With Argentina’s Lionel Messi unable to seize the moment on the biggest stage and Germany unable to hit their earlier heights, it took a moment of quality to breake the deadlock and equal the largest number of goals ever scored at a World Cup finals at 171.
Germany, so impressive in beating the hosts Brazil 7-1 and plunging the nation into mourning found Argentina much tougher.
There were chances for both sides within normal time but, the game’s showpiece was short on goals and drifted towards extra time with the score tied at 0-0.
Centre forward Gonzalo Higuain missed a glorious chance to score following a mistake by Toni Kroos and then had a goal disallowed for offside during a first half.
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