Tuesday, July 15, 2014
United they stand, right at the top of the soccer world. And right on South American soil.
Mario Goetze lived up to the billing of being Germany's wunderkind by scoring the goal that ensured Germany became the first European team to win the World Cup title in South America.
Lionel Messi's final act in the 2014 World Cup was lifting a free kick high over the bar, wasting Argentina's last chance to equalize in the final against Germany.
Germany erupted in ecstasy Sunday, with fans dancing the night away, after the World Cup final win against Argentina that handed the country its historic fourth title.
Brazil's soccer confederation will not renew the contract of national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, local media reported on Monday, after the five-time World Cup winners were mauled by Germany in a humiliating 7-1 defeat on home soil.
Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano said the pain of losing the World Cup final in extra time to Germany on Sunday would live with him forever.
Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer's head injury in the World Cup final on Sunday has revived concern about the way soccer deals with concussions.
Joachim Loew revealed he told Mario Goetze to “prove he's better than Lionel Messi” before Germany's “miracle boy” hit the extra-time goal to win Sunday's World Cup final.
Miroslav Klose has had a good week. Tuesday: Become the World Cup's all-time leading scorer.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Mario Goetze scored a superb extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America on Sunday.