Posts Tagged 2014 FIFA World Cup

Messi’s World Cup ends on a bitter note

Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, recipient of the Golden Glove trophy, stands next to Argentina's Lionel Messi after he receive the Golden Ball trophy following Germany's 1-0 victory over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lionel Messi’s final act in the 2014 World Cup was lifting a free kick high over the bar, wasting Argentina’s last chance to equalize in the final against Germany.

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Germany and Argentina at 0-0 after 15 minutes

Germany's Mario Goetze celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won 1-0 to win the World Cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany’s 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

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Goetze goal in WCup final ties tournament record

Germany's Mario Goetze kicks to score his side's first goal in extra time against Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mario Goetze’s winning goal for Germany in the World Cup final was the 171st scored in Brazil, equaling the tournament record.

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The day is here! Brazil celebrates World Cup final

Argentina soccer fans cheer on Copacabana beach the morning of the final World Cup match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of fans flocked to Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina on Sunday, joining hundreds of millions around the globe who celebrated the last game of the monthlong football festival.

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Terrific World Cup ends with marquee final

Argentina's Lionel Messi jogs during an official training session at Vasco da Gama Stadium a day before the World Cup soccer final between Germany and Argentina in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Cup is ending with a marquee match-up of Argentina against Germany, and host Brazil rushing to be ready for an even bigger logistical challenge: the 2016 Olympics.

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