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World Cup final 2014: the internet reacts to Germany 1-0 Argentina
Rio Ferdinand looked like a pilot, Sepp Blatter sat beside Vladimir Putin and Christ the Redeemer sparkled but the night belonged to Germany, the new champions of the world
World Cup final press reaction: Germany’s win a ‘fitting punchline’
German media hail Bastian Schweinsteiger as ‘immortal’ and Jérôme Boateng as ‘indispensable’ after victory over Argentina – and say the national team is ‘the perfect mix of virtue and magic’
World Cup final 2014: five talking points from Germany 1-0 Argentina
Amy Lawrence: Joachim Löw enjoys his crowning glory, epitomised by Mario Götze, as Argentina test a rejigged midfield but miss the target
Germany’s World Cup triumph a victory for intelligent design
Barney Ronay: The diligence that has gone into Germany’s rebuilding of its football structure finally has its reward and Mario Götze’s winning goal could not have been more fitting
Joachim Löw: I told Mario Götze to ‘show you are better than Messi’
Joachim Löw had urged his substitute Mario Götze to ‘show the world you are better than Messi’ at half-time in extra time
Slick BBC shade it over ITV but World Cup final TV coverage was just fine
Hadley Freeman: BBC predictably won the night with its smooth professionalism but suit-less, larky ITV displayed plenty of enjoyable charm
World Cup final: Argentina lack Messi magic as Germany take the trophy
Dominic Fifield: Argentina’s captain, Lionel Messi, pulled his team through the group stages but his magic dimmed as the World Cup final approached
Germany and Argentina lean to the right in search of magic moment
Michael Cox: World Cup finalists did their best work on opposite flanks but had little to show for it until Mario Götze broke the deadlock
Germany beat Argentina to win World Cup final with late Mario Götze goal
A beautifully taken extra-time goal by Mario Götze helped Germany win the 2014 World Cup final 1-0 against Argentina at the Maracanã
World Cup final 2014: Germany v Argentina – as it happened
Minute-by-minute report: Mario Götze scored a stunning extra-time winner as Germany secured their fourth World Cup at the Maracanã. Scott Murray was watching,
Germany v Argentina: five World Cup 2014 final talking points
Ian McCourt and Nick Miller: The final will be a new challenge for Javier Mascherano, Philipp Lahm may find himself back in midfield and a tough task awaits Nicola Rizzoli
Joachim Löw predicts Germany will have dominant future even in defeat
The Germany head coach, Joachim Löw, believes his side’s future is in safe hands even if they do not make history by defeating Argentina in the World Cup final
Lionel Messi faces destiny but German pragmatism may defy sentimentality
Daniel Taylor: Argentina forward Lionel Messi has the world at his feet but Germany are sure to test both head and heart
Argentina united in anticipation as football does all the talking
Marcela Mora y Araujo: Argentina has revealed itself to be a nation of flag-waving sentimentalists as Alejandro Sabella’s team exceed expectations
World Cup final: Argentina won’t buckle like Brazil, says Pablo Zabaleta
Argentina will learn the lessons of Brazil’s World Cup humiliation against Germany and maintain the steely focus that has taken them to the World Cup final, says Pablo Zabaleta
Germany want to achieve something special, says Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker
Per Mertesacker has admitted the emphatic nature of Germany’s semi-final victory over Brazil could prove ‘dangerous’ in Sunday’s World Cup final
Germany v Argentina: final meeting of two golden generations
Two promising crops meet on Sunday in a World Cup final that celebrates collective brilliance rather than individual genius
World Cup final: live Argentina v Germany webchat from Brazil
Daniel Taylor was online from Rio de Janeiro to answer your questions about the biggest match in the game
The view from Argentina: World Cup final euphoria on the streets
Outsiders found the semi-final win over Holland dull, but an ecstatic nation cheered, hugged and saluted Javier Mascherano
The view from Germany: nation hails a team of ideal World Cup ambassadors
It is noticeable that the players who command most affection are not those marketing departments had singled out – but euphoria would be the wrong word to describe German feeling
From the Vault: a brief history of Argentina v Germany at the World Cup
These two behemoths of international football have met in two World Cup finals, two quarter-finals and two group matches. Germany have been edging it since 1958 but Argentina pipped them to the trophy in 1986. What next for Argentina v Germany?
Germany defence and Argentina midfield key to World Cup final chances
Michael Cox: Germany will need to deal with the threat of Lionel Messi, while Argentina need to overcome their passing weakness in midfield
World Cup 2014: Will Argentina win? Is the pope a Catholic?
World Cup final between Argentina and Germany may strain relations between popes Francis and Benedict in the Vatican
Germany wary of Lionel Messi counter threat in World Cup final
Jonathan Wilson: Germany’s swashbuckling semi-final performance against Brazil is sure to be curbed on Sunday to factor in Argentina’s singularly minimalist enforcer
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