|GERMANY Wins a thriller- FIFA World Cup 2014|
minutes to infiltrate the impenetrable Argentine defense, and it took a
remarkable play to do it. But eventually, finally, late substitute Mario Gotze
chested down a cross from Andre Schurrle and volleyed it decisively inside the
right post for a 1-0 victory in extra time and the Germans’ fourth
European side captured the title on South or North American soil. The Germans
were worthy winners, having produced some of the best soccer in two romps over
Portugal and Brazil at this tournament. The Germans had produced a golden
generation of players under Jurgen Klinsmann’s stewardship a decade ago, and
that group came of age at this tournament.
German Goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, won the Golden Gloves Award for
the Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament, while Argentina magician, Lionel Messi,
won the Golden Ball for the Best Player of the Tournament.
won the Golden Boot having scored the highest number of goals. The Monaco
attacking midfielder scored six goals in Brazil, one more than Germany’s Thomas
Muller, who won the trophy in South Africa in 2010.
first ever substitute to score the winning goal in a World Cup final.