by Kolapo Olapoju
In a pulsating and nerve-wracking World Cup 2014 final at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mario Goetze scored an amazing left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box as the Germans defeated the Argentines after 120 minutes of tactical and technical masterpiece by both teams.
The final was a repeat of the final in 1990 when West Germany won 1-0 in Rome, Italy thanks to an Andy Brehme penalty with four minutes remaining.
But alas, it was not to be a winner from the spot kick this time around but a combination of industry and individual brilliance by Chelsea’s Andre Schurlle and Bayern Munich’s Mario Goetze that gave the German machines a much deserved victory.
Germany had not won the World Cup trophy for 24 years having lost the last two finals they appeared in and this win makes it a fourth World Cup win for them.
Germany’s coach Joachim Loew now joins Sepp Herberger(1954), Helmut Schon(1974), Franz Beckanbaeur(1990) to become the fourth German coach to win the world cup for the European nation.