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. Archived 2 March 2019 at the Wayback Machine
  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). Archived from the original on 12 September 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2014. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 May 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Why Mueller is the World Cup superstar Messi only dreams of being | the Rio Report - Yahoo Eurosport UK". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  5. "The World Cup Final: The Best Team vs. the Best Player". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 15 July 2014