Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (4E Sports) – Mario Götze shot the winning goal to send Germany past Argentina, 1-0 Sunday for the World Cup title at Maracana Stadium.
It came with eight minutes of extra time that saw Andre Schürrle sprint past the Argentine defense.
He then found substitute Mario Götze between two defenders in the box.
Götze chested down the pass and executed a left foot volley for the match’s lone goal.
It marked Germany’s fourth world title. Manuel Neuer, voted the tournament’s best goalkeeper, was terrific in notching the shutout.
Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Rodrigo Palacio all had scoring chances for Argentina but none of them could find the back of the net for Argentina, which failed to win a third World Cup.