Germany win World Cup with injury time victory

The Northern Echo: WORLD CHAMPIONS: Germany win the World Cup final WORLD CHAMPIONS: Germany win the World Cup final

GERMANY have won the World Cup for the first time since 1990 with a 1-0 injury time victory over Argentina in Rio de Janeiro.

Both sides had chances to win an absorbing final, but the game was settled by an outstanding goal from Germany’s super sub striker Mario Gotze in injury time.

The match was at times ill-tempered, particularly after midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was left bloodied in a challenge with Sergio Aguero, and appeared to be heading for penalties.

But with just seven minutes to go, the Bavarian striker chested down Andre Schurrle's cross and volleyed home to cap a historic victory in the world famous Maracana stadium and win Germany their fourth World Cup.

Tens of thousands of Argentinians had flooded into Rio hoping to see superstar Lionel Messi inspire his team to victory, but it was the young and talented Germany team who took the title, avenging their 1986 final defeat to the South Americans.

The victory gave the Germans a double slice of history – the first European team to win a World Cup on South American soil and the first since reunification in 1990.

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11:00pm Sun 13 Jul 14

NO EINSTEIN says...

Now you must admit here, who to we support.
The Germans who we beat twice before (if you know what i mean) or the Arges, who we beat big style in the Faulklands.
For me its the Germans, they work hard, and have better beer, thats as long as they don't forget who did the wars.
Now you must admit here, who to we support. The Germans who we beat twice before (if you know what i mean) or the Arges, who we beat big style in the Faulklands. For me its the Germans, they work hard, and have better beer, thats as long as they don't forget who did the wars. NO EINSTEIN
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11:04pm Sun 13 Jul 14

NO EINSTEIN says...

NO EINSTEIN wrote:
Now you must admit here, who to we support.
The Germans who we beat twice before (if you know what i mean) or the Arges, who we beat big style in the Faulklands.
For me its the Germans, they work hard, and have better beer, thats as long as they don't forget who did the wars.
NO EINSTEIN wrote:
Now you must admit here, who do we support.
The Germans who we beat twice before (if you know what i mean) or the Arges, who we beat big style in the Faulklands.
For me its the Germans, they work hard, and have better beer, thats as long as they don't forget who did win the wars.

Sorry folkes had a few.
[quote][p][bold]NO EINSTEIN[/bold] wrote: Now you must admit here, who to we support. The Germans who we beat twice before (if you know what i mean) or the Arges, who we beat big style in the Faulklands. For me its the Germans, they work hard, and have better beer, thats as long as they don't forget who did the wars.[/p][/quote]NO EINSTEIN wrote: Now you must admit here, who do we support. The Germans who we beat twice before (if you know what i mean) or the Arges, who we beat big style in the Faulklands. For me its the Germans, they work hard, and have better beer, thats as long as they don't forget who did win the wars. Sorry folkes had a few. NO EINSTEIN
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3:50pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Brenda Jackson says...

One or three of the 'Arges' played like they had had a few- otherwise how else do you explain them missing sitters?!
Wouldn't surprise me to find that The Germans accidently left a few crates of strong lager outside the 'Arges' Hotel rooms..
Which, doesn't explain why our insipid heroes posing in shirts bearing The Three Lions Badge all played like **** cats.
One or three of the 'Arges' played like they had had a few- otherwise how else do you explain them missing sitters?! Wouldn't surprise me to find that The Germans accidently left a few crates of strong lager outside the 'Arges' Hotel rooms.. Which, doesn't explain why our insipid heroes posing in shirts bearing The Three Lions Badge all played like **** cats. Brenda Jackson
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