Sports Deserving champions Germany win 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament

Germany have been crowned the world champions after beating Argentina 1-0 to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament held in Brazil.

It is the 20th World Cup tournament in history and Germany with the victory on Sunday won their fourth FIFA World Cup trophy.

Remarkably for the Germans,they are the first European team to win the World Cup in a South American country,thereby thwarting Argentina from winning a third trophy.

Played at football's iconic stadium and the ancestral home of Brazil,the Maracana in Rio De Janeiro,it was a game that has huge symbolism and big bearings.

Brazil would rather see Germany win the trophy than stand the shame of seeing their arch-rivals Argentina win the World Cup in their country,it is a memory that would have haunted them forever.

Germany had to tweak their starting eleven minutes to the start of the game,with Sami Khedira withdrawn with a calf injury,and even Christoph Kramer who replaced him was substituted early in the second half.

Both teams showed themselves respect but were very good in defence to keep each other at bay in a battle of wits as they planned on strategies of unlocking one another.

However the game's first real chance fell to Gonzalo Higuain who was gifted a chance after a misplaced header from Toni Kroos fell to him,but the Napoli striker wasted the effort side-footing a shot and failing to find the net in a one on one situation.

Higuain did put the ball in the net after tapping in a cross,but it was rightly ruled out for an offside goal.

Andre Schurrle forced a stinging shot from the edge of the box,but goalkeeper Sergio Romero made a good save,while Hoewedes headed a cross on to the post igniting life into the Germans.

The second half started slowly with both teams not being adventurous in having a go at each other's defence.

Perhaps the highlight of the second half came when Miroslav Klose was substituted and he got a standing ovation in what is probably his last World Cup game.

Klose broke a World Cup,becoming the all time leading scorer with 16 goals in 24 matches.

It stayed that way and the teams wound down the clock to force extra time as their limbs tired out.

Argentina in the game played their third extra time of the competition with the last goal they conceded dating back to their match against Nigeria in the group stages.

Rodrigo Palacios had a good chance to put his side in front when through on goal,but he got too much of the ball lobbing it just wide off Manuel Neuer.

However the decisive moment came in the second half of extra time,Germany found the net and killed off Argentina's dreams.

Schurrle's cross found Mario Goetze who controlled it with his chest and volleyed in beyond Sergio Romero with his left leg,to score a valuable goal for Germany in the 113th minute.

The goal was reminiscent of the one scored by Andres Iniesta at the last World Cup tournament in South Africa in 2010 which won Spain the World Cup.

Goetze's goal equalled the record for most goals scored in a World Cup,171, same as the one scored at the France 1998 tournament.

There was no come back for Argentina who couldn't find a way to equalize with just seven minutes left in the game.

Lionel Messi couldn't conjure up a magic to lift his team and his late free-kick summed up everything for the Barcelona player.

Though he ended up as the golden ball winner,many questioned why he won the award,arguing that he is not the tournament's best player.

The debate will go on if he is the greatest player in history,but he will still be judged by not having won a World Cup trophy.

Germany secured the win showing that consistency really pays. They have been the best team of the tournament by far and were no doubts huge favourites to win and they didn't disappoint.

Take a bow Germany, best team throughout the tournament and truly worthy winners.

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