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Germany wins World Cup on late goal against Argentina
Germany's Mario Goetze (19) celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina on Sunday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Germany won 1-0. - photo by Francois Xavier Marit | Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO — With two quick and sublimely deft touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title. Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday in a tight and tense World Cup final that came down to a few moments of individual skill. Goetze, who wasn't born when West Germany beat Argentina in the 1990 final, controlled a cross with his chest in the 113th minute and in one fluid motion volleyed the ball past goalkeeper Sergio Romero and inside the far post from five yards out.
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