2014 FIFA World Cup Final

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2014 FIFA World Cup Final
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Germany players celebrate with the trophy.
Event2014 FIFA World Cup
After extra time
Date13 July 2014 (2014-07-13)
VenueMaracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Man of the MatchMario Götze (Germany)
RefereeNicola Rizzoli (Italy)
Attendance74,738
WeatherPartly cloudy
23 °C (73 °F)
65% humidity[1]
2010
2018

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match that took place on 13 July 2014 at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to determine the 2014 FIFA World Cup champion.[2][3] Germany defeated Argentina 1–0 in extra time, with the only goal being scored by Mario Götze. The match was the third final between the two countries, a World Cup record, after their 1986 and 1990 matches, and billed as the world's best player (Lionel Messi) versus the world's best team (Germany).[4][5]

Road to the final[change | change source]

Germany Round Argentina
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
 Portugal 4–0 Match 1  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–1
 Ghana 2–2 Match 2  Iran 1–0
 United States 1–0 Match 3  Nigeria 3–2
Group G winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 United States 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Portugal 3 1 1 1 4 7 −3 4
 Ghana 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1
Final standings Group F winner
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9
 Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
 Iran 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 Algeria 2–1 (aet) Round of 16   Switzerland 1–0 (aet)
 France 1–0 Quarter-finals  Belgium 1–0
 Brazil 7–1 Semi-finals  Netherlands 0–0 (aet) (4–2 pen.)

Match[change | change source]

Details[change | change source]

Germany 1–0 (a.e.t.) Argentina
Report
Germany
Argentina
GK 1 Manuel Neuer
RB 16 Philipp Lahm (c)
CB 20 Jérôme Boateng
CB 5 Mats Hummels
LB 4 Benedikt Höwedes Yellow card 34'
CM 23 Christoph Kramer Substituted off 31'
CM 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger Yellow card 29'
RW 13 Thomas Müller
AM 18 Toni Kroos
LW 8 Mesut Özil Substituted off 120'
CF 11 Miroslav Klose Substituted off 88'
Substitutions:
FW 9 André Schürrle Substituted in 31'
MF 19 Mario Götze Substituted in 88'
DF 17 Per Mertesacker Substituted in 120'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
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GK 1 Sergio Romero
RB 4 Pablo Zabaleta
CB 15 Martín Demichelis
CB 2 Ezequiel Garay
LB 16 Marcos Rojo
CM 14 Javier Mascherano Yellow card 64'
CM 6 Lucas Biglia
RW 8 Enzo Pérez Substituted off 86'
LW 22 Ezequiel Lavezzi Substituted off 46'
SS 10 Lionel Messi (c)
CF 9 Gonzalo Higuaín Substituted off 78'
Substitutions:
FW 20 Sergio Agüero Yellow card 65' Substituted in 46'
FW 18 Rodrigo Palacio Substituted in 78'
MF 5 Fernando Gago Substituted in 86'
Manager:
Alejandro Sabella

Man of the Match:
Mario Götze (Germany)

Assistant referees:
Renato Faverani (Italy)
Andrea Stefani (Italy)
Fourth official:
Carlos Vera (Ecuador)
Fifth official:
Christian Lescano (Ecuador)

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if still tied.
  • Twelve named eligible substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tactical line-up – Germany–Argentina". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 13 July 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  2. "Groups & Schedule". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  3. "Matches". FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "The World Cup Final: The Best Team vs. the Best Player". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 15 July 2014