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]
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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]

13 July 2014
16:00 UTC−3
Germany  1–0
(a.e.t.)
 Argentina Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 74,738
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
Report
Germany
Argentina
GK 1 Manuel Neuer
RB 16 Philipp Lahm (c)
CB 20 Jérôme Boateng
CB 5 Mats Hummels
LB 4 Benedikt Höwedes YC 34'
CM 23 Christoph Kramer Substituted off in the 31st minute 31'
CM 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger YC 29'
RW 13 Thomas Müller
AM 18 Toni Kroos
LW 8 Mesut Özil Substituted off in the 120th minute 120'
CF 11 Miroslav Klose Substituted off in the 88th minute 88'
Substitutions:
FW 9 André Schürrle Substituted on in the 31st minute 31'
MF 19 Mario Götze Substituted on in the 88th minute 88'
DF 17 Per Mertesacker Substituted on in the 120th minute 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 YC 64'
CM 6 Lucas Biglia
RW 8 Enzo Pérez Substituted off in the 86th minute 86'
LW 22 Ezequiel Lavezzi Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
SS 10 Lionel Messi (c)
CF 9 Gonzalo Higuaín Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
Substitutions:
FW 20 Sergio Agüero YC 65' Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 18 Rodrigo Palacio Substituted on in the 78th minute 78'
MF 5 Fernando Gago Substituted on in the 86th minute 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" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 13 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  2. "Groups & Schedule". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)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