Monday, July 14, 2014

Congratulations Germany! They are the 2014 FIFA's World Cup champions.

A late game goal, after 90 minutes of play, 15 minutes of extra time and in the second half of the extra time, Germany's Mario became a hero after scoring the winning goal for The Team. In what can be described as one of the most physical match of all-time; with head injuries and concussions, both sides failed to score in the whole 90+minutes of the game, Germany won over Argentina in extra time taking home the 2014 World Cup title on Sunday July 13, 2014 with a 1-0 win. 

Two early opportunities from Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain failed to secure a win for the South American team; one sailed wide, and the other found the back of the net only for Higuain's celebration was cut short after he was called off-sides.

Germany gave their all in the game and then some but failed to produce a goal in regular time. A header from Benedikt Howedes bounced off the post towards the end of the first half and although they were persistent in attacks in the second half, they were unable to secure a goal. In extra time, after playing out the first 15 minutes, the second half of extra time seemed fruitless until German substitute Mario Gotze in the 113th minute connected with a cross which went past Argentine keeper Sergio Romero whose performance throughout the tournament remains unmatched.
Germany won their 4th world cup for the first time as a unified nation, and it was the first time any European country will lift the cup on South American soil.