Skip to comments.Germany Wins Terrifically Entertaining World Cup
Posted on 07/13/2014 10:37:26 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends.
The now four-time champions, the first European team to win the World Cup on Latin American soil, earned the honor of lifting the most recognized trophy in sports with a tooth-and-nail 1-0 victory in a final as terrifically entertaining as the tournament itself.
For a 32-day showcase of football at its best, the winning goal was beautifully appropriate. Mario Goetze controlled the ball with his chest and then volleyed it into the Argentine goal, making difficult skills look so simple. Scored in the 113th minute, the mortal blow left Argentina too little time to recover.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, sitting in the VIP section, waved a clenched fist as Goetze celebrated. When referee Nicola Rizzoli blew the final whistle a few minutes later, Vladimir Putin reached across and shook Merkel's hand. The Russian president's country hosts the next World Cup in 2018.
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Congratulations Germany for becoming World Champions!
FINALLY IT’S OVER. I’M SICK AND TIRED OF NONE STOP SOCCER.
Next time, simply type “waah,” and save yourself the keystrokes.
Tomorrow starts a new Life. :)
In a new Era. :)
The worst part of the final was the ref. He was horrible. Mark Geiger of the U.S. would have been much better.
For some excitement, the New England Forest Rally is coming up this weekend.
What didn’t you like about the ref? Just curious. I thought he did rather well.
Although Germany is socialist, it was better that they won instead of a turd-world “nation” such as Argentina. Yes, I’ve been to both countries and for all of its faults, Germany (especially Munich) is far more civilized than anywhere in Argentina. In fact the only country in South America that’s anywhere near tolerable to me is Chile. And their flag looks almost like our Texas flag! :)
Germany celebrate World Cup triumph over Argentina as Angela Merkel congratulates country's goal hero 'super' Mario Götze
Germany's Mario Götze scored with a brilliant finish to win the World Cup for Germany tonight, as his team beat Argentina 1-0 in the hotly-contested final.
The Bayern Munich star coolly slotted home to score in the 113th minute, after his team had battled long into extra time in their bid to take home the famous trophy for the fourth time - the first as a unified nation [umm - Germany won WC in 1990].
Midfielder Götze, 22, came on as a substitute to net the winner, controlling the ball with his chest before volleying it into the Argentine goal, making the Germans the first European team to win the title in South America.
Joy, fireworks in Berlin after World Cup thriller
Germany erupted in ecstasy Sunday, with fans dancing the night away, the World Cup final win against Argentina that handed the country its historic fourth title.
Fireworks exploded across Berlin as supporters cheering the 1-0 victory thronged the streets and honking cars snaked their way through crowds, with black, red and gold German flags flapping in the wind.
More than 200,000 fans jumped for joy in the heart of the capital, singing "Oh, it's beautiful!" and chanting "Super Deutschland".
Brazil celebrates rival Argentina's World Cup defeat
Brazilians bitter about their team's disastrous World Cup celebrated Argentina's defeat to Germany in the final Sunday by dancing and launching fireworks, relieved that their arch-rivals failed to triumph on their soil.
In Brasilia and Sao Paulo, fireworks exploded after Mario Goetze scored in extra-time to give the Germans a last-gasp victory at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.
At a bar near the stadium, Brazilians chanted "Cry! Cry! Argentina!" in a nod to the song "Don't cry for me Argentina."
Agreed. I was at least a little bit relieved when he finally started making bad calls for Argentina too.
I actually plan to lay on the grass and watch it grow - LoL!
Herr Schweinesteiger sure got some rough handling.
What does his name mean in English ... Hog poker?
FINALLY ITS OVER. IM SICK AND TIRED OF NONE STOP SOCCER.
It was easy to ignore.
That begs the question as to whether there are any sports you do like. You’ve pretty much run the gamut and stuck soccer on top.
When online, the news stories were a bit rough to ignore.
The ref was too quick on cards against Germany (like Schweinsteiger) while Kramer nearly lost his head, in the box, with no penalty.
Later Argentina finally started getting cards though, but at least those were earned.
got that right. football is boring. soccer is numbingly worse than that.
to wit, the championship game is won 1-0, with one goal scored only after 113 minutes.
When online, the news stories were a bit rough to ignore.
Maybe so but people ignore things they don’t care about. But I see your point.
And this weekend we have the British Open. Yes!
Very happy he survived!
With two quick, deft touches, Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title with an extra-time winner against Argentina on Sunday denying Messi the one title he needs to forever take his place among the game's all-time greats.
It was the moment of brilliance that ensured Germany's 1-0 victory in a tight and tense final.
Yeah, he got a pretty good cut. Argy’s fingernail?
He was pretty tough and didn’t play hurt like some do.
There was some headknocking going on, that’s for sure.
They left it on the field, as the cliche goes.
The stakes don’t get any higher, in the world of soccer.
I think everyone aged a year.
Please see my comment #3.
Parents with small children could be seen fleeing in fear after police, who initially remained on the sidelines as jubilant fans poured into downtown Buenos Aires, began chasing down the vandals on motorcycles. The youths, many of them with their faces covered and drinking heavily, responded by hurling rocks, destroying store fronts and even breaking into a theater.
Hey now, I’m a baseball fan . . . they’re not “furriners” if they play for your team. :)