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

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