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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
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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