Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was unable to inspire Argentina with the magic everyone was expecting as they lost to Germany 1-0 in the World Cup final.
Joachim Löw's Germany side won the World Cup in style as they beat Argentina 1-0 in extra time, thanks to a Mario Götze strike.
Mario Götze's extra-time wonder goal wins the World Cup for Germany as the defeat Argentina 1-0.
Ahead of the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina, we look at three key battles that could decide the outcome...
We look ahead to the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina, featuring Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City stars.
Ron Vlaar had another fantastic performance at the heart of Netherlands' defence as they saw off a poor Brazil in a 3-0 win.
Brazil exit the World Cup with a dismal 3-0 defeat against a strong Netherlands.
Brazil were subject to another convincing defeat, this time at the hands of Netherlands who won 3-0 to claim third place in the World Cup.
Chelsea midfielder André Schürrle scored a brace off the bench to see of Brazil in a 7-1 humiliation.
Chelsea midfielder Oscar scores the most pointless goal at the World Cup as Germany thrash host nation Brazil 7-1.
Fulham striker Bryan Ruiz starred in what was a special win for Costa Rica over Greece, where the game ended 1-1 and was decided on penalties.
Manchester City defensive midfielder sealed the win in Brazil as his country beat Cameroon 4-1.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will be essential to France if they hope to overcome Germany in the World Cup quarter final clash.
Former Manchester United midfield Paul Pogba will be pivotal to his country's side against Germany as he comes up against Bastian Schweinsteiger
Brazil take on Chile in the World Cup's first knockout game.