Germany won the world cup for the fourth time as Bayern Munich star Mario Götze’s extra-time winner help Die Nationalmannschaft beat Argentina in Marcano, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The Germany midfielder who came in as a substitute brilliantly controlled André Schürrle’s cross with his chest before volleying into the bottom corner in second-half of extra-time. Throughout the match both teams were guilty of missing chances in normal time, with Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain and Lionel Messi both dragging wide, while Howedes hit the bar at stroke of hal-time in normal time. Naturally the biggest show on earth rocked Sunday night on Twitter, and here we select some of our favourite tweets. Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand picks his best players for Final and has a special praise for defender Jérôme Boateng:
Boetang has been immense today. Hummels lacking mobility, outside the box been left a few times. Garay & DiMicheles been very good too
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 13, 2014
Player! gotzemario you legend!! http://t.co/vNz3WT05GY
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) July 13, 2014
Meanwhile, another gooner took to twitter to congratulate his Arsenal teammates.
— Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) July 13, 2014
And in the end……. Congratulations to Germany. World Cup winners. The best team who played positive, attacking football throughout!
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 13, 2014
Meanwhile, former CNN hosts and popular figure thought out twitter world, Piers Morgan declares his player of the tournament.
Philipp Lahm is my star of the tournament. Wonderful player who rose to the biggest occasion and led his team to triumph. #WorldCup
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 13, 2014
But for me Arjen Robben was the best individual at this World Cup. Messi should send that in the post to him.
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) July 13, 2014
Congratulation my man @Andre_Schuerrle … See you soon✌️✌️.
— Eden hazard (@hazardeden10) July 13, 2014
Congratulations to Germany! The best team in the tournament won. Well done Sami and @MesutOzil1088 , enjoy it!!
— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) July 13, 2014
My wallet is feeling the pain having backed Argentina pre tournament but fair play to Germany, they are always there in big tournaments.
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) July 13, 2014
…And last, but not the least – A selfie everyone was waiting for…
— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) July 13, 2014