Germany coach Joachim Low told Mario Gotze to eclipse Lionel Messi before he scored the goal that won the World Cup.
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Listen to German radio commentary on Mario Gotze's World Cup-winning goal, after his team's 1-0 win over Argentina.
Lionel Messi was rightly named the World Cup's best player despite Argentina's final defeat, said coach Alejandro Sabella.
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BBC Sport's Gary Lineker believes that the right team won the 2014 World Cup, following Germany's 1-0 victory over Argentina in the final.
Watch the closing montage to BBC Sport's coverage of World Cup 2014, after Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in extra time in the final.
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This was a surprisingly entertaining game, to cap a surprisingly entertaining tournament
Newcastle sign Montpellier attacking midfielder Remy Cabella, a member of France's World Cup squad, for an undisclosed fee.
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is ruled out of Tottenham's tour of North America after being diagnosed with malaria.
Germany are crowned world champions as Mario Gotze's extra-time winner beats Argentina in the 2014 Fifa World Cup final.
Germany lift the World Cup trophy at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro after beating Argentina 1-0 after extra time.
Götze goal secures trophy against Argentina, making it the fourth time Germany have won the cup and the first European team to triumph in the Americas
Colombia forward James Rodriguez wins the Golden Boot award for finishing top scorer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Germany were crowned 2014 World Cup winners on Sunday night thanks to Mario Gotze's extra-time winner against Argentina in Rio de Janeiro.