Germany grabs FIFA World Cup 2014 title after beating Argentina by 1-0

Brazil, July 14 (ANI): It was Germany, on a gorgeous goal from Mario Goetze just minutes before the game would have gone to a shootout, which celebrated its fourth World Cup title after a 1-0 victory over Argentina. A stunning goal in the 113th minute gave the Germans the one goal it needed. The result also left Argentina forward Lionel Messi without the title he so craved to crown his glittering career. But Argentina fans were not unhappy with their team's performance. This was the first World Cup victory in the Americas for a European team. Jul 14, 2014

Joy, fireworks over Maracana as World Cup ends

Germany are world champions for the fourth time, after beating Argentina in the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro. Their fans were left speechless after the extra time win. Duration: 01:47 Jul 14, 2014

German soldiers in Afghanistan watch World Cup final

German soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) watched their side play Argentina on a giant screen broadcasting the World Cup final at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul. Duration: 00:32 Jul 14, 2014

Rio amps up security for World Cup final

Brazilian authorities in Rio de Janeiro were getting ready for the World Cup final between Argentina and Germany. About 25,800 police officers, soldiers and private security guards will be deployed throughout the city. Duration: 00:29 Jul 14, 2014
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FIFA World Cup 2014 Final: Golden Ball Scant Consolation for Messi as Argentina Wonder Runs Out of Magic Dust

Just prior to the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Lionel Messi would have envisaged winning two trophies, maybe three if he was feeling greedy. First, the Golden Ball for the best player in the tournament (with the Golden Boot as an added bonus) and second, the most important of them all – the World Cup title, with Messi holding aloft that iconic trophy after skippering his side to victory in the final, probably over arch-rivals Brazil. Jul 14, 2014

World Cup fever grips Argentina and Germany

Argentines in Buenos Aires prepare to watch their team face Germany in the World Cup final, while some with no place to sleep slept at the Copacabana beach. Up to 200,000 Germans are expected to watch in Berlin_s Brandenburg Gate. Duration: 01:24 Jul 14, 2014