Germans World Cup champions for the fourth time
It took 113 minutes for a goal to happen but when it did, it was not only a beautifully taken goal by Mario Goetze, it was an absolutely historic goal as Germany defeated Argentina in Monday's (Jul 14) final.
It's the first time a European team has won the World Cup on South American soil.
Goetze, who had come on in the 88th minute for Miroslav Klose, displayed all his technical ability with a beautiful chest and volley past a despairing Sergio Romero to send German fans, back in Germany (and probably all over the world), into pandemonium.
Celebrating outside the Brandenburg Gate in Germany/ Photo: AFP
In fairness, the Germans were the more deserving side as Argentina could only muster two shots on target throughout the whole match as compared to Germany's seven.
Germany's superior statistics: Fifa.com
While Messi only showed the smallest of hints of his true ability, perhaps the biggest culprit would be Gonzalo Higuain, who had a genuine chance to put Argentina ahead.
A poor German backpass in the 20th minute put Higuain one on one against the German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
He later had a goal disallowed after he was correctly adjudged to be offside.
Celebration interruptus: @ActualFutbol
In the end though, it was Die Mannschaft who came out winners, lifting the World Cup for a fourth time.
Source: @ActualFutbol, Fifa.com