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Fifa 2014: A match to remember

  • Germany, Argentina

    Germany's players pose for pictures with the World Cup trophy after the final match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Germany became the first European team to win the FIFA World Cup on South American soil, beating Argentina 1-0 in the final thanks to Mario Gotze's extra time goal at the Maracana Stadium here Sunday. The last time the Germans, playing as West Germany, lifted the World Cup trophy was in 1990 when they beat Diego Maradona-led Argentina with the same scoreline in Rome.

  • Joachim Loew, Miroslav Klose

    Germany's head coach Joachim Loew celebrates during a victory lap after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Goetze, a late substitute for Miroslav Klose, scored with seven minutes remaining in extra-time to secure Germany's fourth World Cup title in a dramatic final against Argentina. Loew took the Bayern Munich playmaker aside during the short break between extra-time halves at the Maracana stadium.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger, Rio de Janeiro

    Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger weeps after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The two teams were locked 0-0 after 105 minutes of play and it took two German substitutes to break the deadlock and give Germany their fourth World Cup triumph.

  • Mario Goetze, Joachim Loew

    Germany's Mario Goetze, (19), celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. German coach Joachim Loew has said he told Mario Goetze "to show you can decide the World Cup" minutes before the attacker's title-clinching strike in the FIFA World Cup final.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger, Joachim Loew

    Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger and head coach Joachim Loew embrace after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. "It wasn't simple for me," said Goetze. "I owe it to my family and my girlfriend for believing in me. I'm very happy that the team was able to get this title." Goetze, who was named man of the match in the final, dedicated the award to his teammates.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger, World Cup

    Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger holds up the World Cup trophy as the team celebrates their 1-0 victor over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Manuel Neuer, Lionel Messi

    Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, recipient of the Golden Glove trophy, stands next to Argentina's Lionel Messi after he receive the Golden Ball trophy following Germany's 1-0 victory over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Argentina captain Lionel Messi was named the Golden Ball winner while Colombian sensation James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot award for the 2014 FIFA World Cup here Sunday.

  • Soccer, Maracana stadium

    A fireworks display is seen over the Maracana stadium after the soccer World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina.

  • Angela Merkel, Joachim Gauck

    In this picture publicly provided by the German Government's Press Office, German chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and German president, Joachim Gauck pose in the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, prior to the World Cup 2014 soccer final between Argentina and Germany.

  • Shakira, World Cup

    Shakira performs during the closing ceremony for the soccer World Cup at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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