When Mario Goetze flicked in his goal from Andre Schurrle’s whipping cross, he became a World Cup legend at just 22.
Germany win fourth World Cup — their first in 24 years — thanks to substitute Mario’s extra-time goal.
‘7-1’ becomes ‘10-1’ as Brazil, searching for redemption, lose 3-0 to Netherlands in 3rd-place match.
Brazil’s hopes crashed with the home team’s 1-7 rout by Germany in the semifinals.
For Brazilians, their World Cup comes to an end 24 hours before the actual climax.
Argentina have won 2 World Cups while the Brazilans have won 5.
Argentina saw off Netherlands 4-2 on penalties to make their first final in 24 years.
Goal, goal, goal, goal, goal, goal, goal — and it’s end of the world as Brazil knows it.
Brazil crashed out the home World Cup after a 7-1 thrashing by Germany in the semis on Wednesday.
Sneijder, reformed and rejuvenated, has another tilt at glory, which bypassed him four years ago.
Landed in Germany in ’86, with just a football in his bag.
Brought on just before shootout vs Costa Rica, goalie saves two penalties to send the Dutch through.
Most fans and viewers felt that the referee was unfair and did not penalize clear fouls from both teams.
Brazil will also miss Thiago Silva in the semi-final against Germany who was booked for a second time.
Previously little-known Divock Origi, 19, has proven to be a fine addition to Rode Duivels strike force.
Twenty years after Escobar’s death, Colombia, who face Brazil on Friday, look to ‘set him free’.
Of eight pre-quarter matches, five were decided after regulation time, with two going to a penalty shoot-out.
Belgium break US and Tim Howard’s resolve to fix a quarter-final date with Argentina.
Germany buries ghost of Gijon with win over Algeria, their first triumph over the North Africans in the Cup.
The most common criticism by the Brasileiro on the street is that the song is generic in nature.
Costa Rica defeated Greece 5-3 in penalty shootouts to set a quarterfinal clash with the Netherlands.
A nation wept. Not out of joy or with relief of getting past a most stubborn Chile or even due to the piercing pain.
Coach Herrera’s unrestrained enthusiasm has rubbed off on the team and his countrymen.
Julio, woodwork stand firm as Brazil see off Chile 3-2 on penalties to make the quarterfinals.
Defending champions Spain bite the dust, Suarez does worse while Messi outshines Maradona… so far.
Despite 1-0 loss to Germany, USA advance as Portugal come up short on goal difference.
Extracted from fermented sugarcane juice, Pitú is the most revered drink in Brazil’s northeast.
Having taken Germany to the semis in 2006, he has now invested USA with the pace and strength of his old side.
Half an hour before kick-off, the fan zone is brimming. Brimming in a funeral-like silence.
They don’t seem very interested, not even when captain Clint Dempsey puts USA ahead in the 81st minute.
Paradise. It’s about 10 metres long and five metres wide, about the size of your living room.
Santinho speaks a decent amount of English, thanks to his day job of selling beer at Copacabana.
After a loss to Germany, Portugal will once more look to Ronaldo, knowing defeat to USA will knock them out.
England’s cycle of torment continues after Luis Suarez brace condemns them to second defeat.
Remembering Tiki-taka, which passed away Wednesday.
One of the greatest dynasties in modern football comes to an end as defending champs sent packing by Chile.
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