Germany crowned 2014 Fifa World Cup Champions as it concludes in Brazil

Germany crowned 2014 Fifa World Cup Champions as it concludes at Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The 54 years old Joachim Löw inspired his unstoppable side that consist of a perfect mix of youth and experience to a fourth overall world cup crown, the first as unified Germany.

The GermansGermany came to South Africa in 2010 showing great promise, before that world cup was over, they were already widely tipped to be a side to watch come 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.

On June 16, 2014 at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Germany reminded everyone why they left South Africa tipped as the next world champions when they pommeled Portugal and embarrassed them by four goals to no reply.

Germany were unable to repeat that performance until they came across Brazil as the last hale on the way to the final in  Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil was dismantle, humiliated and thrown out of their own party like it has never been done to them in recent years. The incident would be dubbed the Mineirazo.

Germany’s knockout stages began with a less than fierce opponent in Algeria, although not very intimidating for a well assembled squad like that of Germany, Algeria put up a fight worth the pages of history and went on to lose 2-1 in extra time.

Germany’s next opponent in the quarter finals of the 2014 Fifa World Cup were France, perhaps the only team in the whole competitions that would have realistically been capable of knocking out Germany. France were edged out by Germany 1-0 and the semi-finals came and Brazil were trounced 7-1.

Argentina, undoubtedly, not nearly as strong and well assembled as Germany. A lot of world class players in the squad of Argentina but a far cry from the combined quality Germany boast.

Argentina did not only hold firm, they probed Germany, at one point or another, Germany found themselves wanting as Lionel Messi managed to get beyond their defence on several occasions as did Gonzalo Gonzalo Higuaín and Sergio Agüero.

Germany fought as equally hard, while others began to show frustration in the face of the stubborn Argentine defence, Thomas Müller looked as though he was having a time of his life.

On the 88th minute, Miroslav Klose was called out in what was perhaps his last Fifa World Cup appearance and Mario Götze was introduced. The game remained goalless well into its twilight in extra time.

On 113th minute, 7 minutes away from the final whistle that would have sent the match into penalties, substitute Mario Götze breached the defence of Argentina and sent Estádio do Maracanã as well as every German fan everywhere in the world into a frenzy .

Mario Götze 113th minute was enough to see Germany become world champions for the fourth time, now tied with Italy in second place behind Brazil.


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