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2014 World Cup Odds – Recap of Germany win over Argentina!

July 14th, 2014

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The FIFA 2014 World Cup Final turned out to be a great combination of soccer talent from Europe and South America as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 with a goal by substitute Mario Goetze, who managed to score the only goal of the game that came in the 2nd extra time period.

This turned out to be a soccer game that included oscillating luck at a fast pace that had its highs and lows for both teams. Both teams had their chances, but in minute 113 Goetze made a goal of the highest form, a volley that was certainly worthy of a winning goal to win this 2014 World Cup.  This opportunity came about as substitute Schurrle with only 7 minutes left in extra time passed to the edge at six yards as Goetze freed himself of two defenders controlled the ball, then he volley for goal with Argentinian goalkeeper Romero with no chance to stop the shot. It was a great shot on goal that ended a great game, which was tough on the Argentina team, since most were of the belief the Germans had the best team throughout the tournament.Thus,  Germany has now won four World Cup titles, which equaled Italy’s four titles and one less that Brazil whom the routed 7-1 on the amazing semi-final game that was only five days earlier.

This win by Germany 1-0 over Argentina, was the same score that they beat Argentina back in the World Cup of Rome in 1990 which was the last time the two countries played.  Germany is also the first European country to win a World Cup Title in South America.

This game had its dramatic turns a Germany key mid-fielder Khedira was injured in pre-game warm ups and was removed from the starting 11 players for the game.  His substitute Kramer later had to leave the game as a result of a concussion he suffered when he took an elbow to the head from the Argentina defender Garay.

The game ended in dramatic fashion after the Goetze goal as Argentina gave its last chance efforts to score and force the game to the penalty shootout phase.

During the game, Messi the well know soccer star provided several threats for Germany as he ran at defender in the right flank where there center half, Howedes had appeared vulnerable in previous tournament games. Messi’s excellent ball control and his speed change ability on occasions in this game challenged the German rearguard Hummels, and ran past him and fired a shot at goal that was just wide of target.

As time was expiring in the second extra time the issue of fatigue appeared to become a factor. As Germany had an easy game against Brazil in the semi-finals,  that made their game with Brazil physically easy. While Argentina in their semi-final game with the Netherland had to struggle physically through 120 minutes of game time then the mentally fatiguing penalty shootout.

Both team coaches made their changes and the game appeared to be going in the direction of a penalty shootout, but then came the goal from Goetze in the ending minutes of extra time as Germany won this World Cup 2014.

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