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World Cup

Germany wins World Cup

For the fourth time, Germany are the World Cup champions.

Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in a thrilling final match that needed extra time to decide a winner. In the 113th minute, Mario Gotze corralled the ball off his chest and, without letting it hit the turf, slipped a shot into the far corner for the game's lone goal.

Germany played the aggressor for most of the game, keeping possession for 54 percent of the match and repeatedly pressing forward with scoring chances.

Germany last won the World Cup in 1990 — when they beat Argentina 1-0.