Germany Triumphs Over Argentina in World Cup Final

Germany beat Argentina 1-0, ending the month-long 2014 FIFA World Cup during a tight final match in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Germany's Toni Kroos (18) rises above Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) to head the ball during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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Fans of Germany react as they watch the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at a public screening of the match in Berlin.

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From right, Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero makes a save from Germany's forward Thomas Mueller as Argentina's midfielder Lucas Biglia and Germany's forward Miroslav Klose look on.

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Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger, right, is tackled by Argentine's Javier Mascherano, center, and Lucas Biglia.

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Argentina's forward Gonzalo Higuain, left, and Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer vie for the ball.

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Pablo Zabaleta of Argentina challenges Andre Schuerrle of Germany.

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A fan of Argentina reacts while watching a broadcast of the World Cup final at the Argentine Embassy in Brasilia.

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Germany's forward Mario Goetze, center, shoots and scores past Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero during extra time. Germany won 1-0.

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German fans react after their team scored during an outdoor screening near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The print on the t-shirt left reads "The boys need me now."

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Pablo Zabaleta of Argentina, left, walks past celebrating German players after Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the World Cup final.

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Philipp Lahm of Germany lifts the World Cup trophy with teammates after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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