The finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals went all the way to the wire, just like the previous two editions. Courtesy a brilliant goal from Mario Gotze, Germany won the match as well as the World Championship. Manuel Neuer and Lionel Messi were given the Golden Glove and Golden all respectively. Here is pictorial report of the Finals from Rio de Janerio
The city of Rio de Janerio is all in readiness for the Big Finale.
This is how the Marcana stadium looked just before the closing ceremony began.
Shakira stole the show with her La La La
Both the team’s dressing rooms are all set for to get occupied by the players
Mexican Carlos Santana shares a Lip with his drummer during the closing ceremony
2010 winner Carlos Puyol presenting the World Cup trophy along with a Brazilian model.
Brazucca, the match ball for the finals.
The players during the National Anthems of both the teams
Mesut Ozil might have started slowly but had a great game. Ozil in action during the first half
23 year old Christopher Kramer, who replaced Sami Khedira just before the kick-off being treated for concussion after having a dangerous collision with Ezequiel Garay and was soon replaced by Andre Schurlle
Bastian Schweinsteiger was awarded the yellow card by the referee Nicola Rizzoli
It was not Higuain’s day as his goal was ruled offside by the linesman
Howedes came close for giving his side the lead but his header was saved by the woodwork
Both Alejandro Sabella and Joachium Loew were tensed throughout the match
Miraslov Klose leaves the field for the final time in his career
Lionel Messi tried his best to win the match in the regulation time. But he failed and the match went into extra-time
Invader ran into the pitch and was caught by the police
Schweinsteiger gave all he could to help his side win the finals.
Mario Gotze’s 112th minute strike gave Germany the lead
Germans were jubilant after the goal
The final whistle ended Argentina’s dream of winning the Championship
Schweinsteiger consoles Lionel Messi
Argentine players were in despair as the Germans were celebrating
Manuel Neuer and Lionel Messi with their respective awards
Players get their hands on the Coveted Trophy
Germans Pose for the Cameras with the Champions Board and the Trophy
The WAGs joined the Celebration
The Players relaxing a bit as the National Flag is waved with the help of Spider Cam