Germany has been crowned the 2014 Brazil World Cup champions.
The Phillipp Lahm-captained side beat Argentina 1-0 at the second 15 minutes of extra time to take home the most coveted football trophy on Sunday night. It was substitute Mario Götze who scored the goal.
Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer took home the Golden Glove trophy, Argentina’s Lionel Messi the Golden Ball for being the best player of the tournament, and Colombia striker James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot for being the top scorer of the tournament (6 goals).
This is the 4th time Germany has lifted the World Cup, becoming the first European nation to win the trophy on Latin American soil. It also placed them equal with Italy as the country with the second most World Cup trophies.
Host Brazil is still the country with the most World Cup trophies (5) … and their attempt to make it six this year ended painfully in the semi final as they suffered their worst defeat in the hands of Germany and later lost 3-0 to the Netherlands in the third-place match on Saturday.
Congratulations to Germany!