Germany became the supreme power . Brazilians for years, a sentence that inevitably would pronounce them, if something goes wrong. “Imagine Cup”, she said after an endless traffic jam or an accident or an ugly eruption of violence dominated the news …-imagine that this happened during the World Cup. That was a bad omen, a cautionary sigh about the alleged disasters that lie ahead.
Five weeks later, Brazil is one of the biggest disasters, however, avoided for fear that that. All logistical problems overshadowed exciting games and fun football-as well as the stunning national team-collapse-as a rule, and the tournament was considered a success overall. So, then, in the last match of the tournament proper was the Brazilians managed to escape the ultimate nightmare of box.
Could have been terrible Maracanã Brazilians only get worse as the national team, losing the trophy could be won by their neighbors Argentina and these possibility hung over heavy fans at the Stadium on Sunday.
But there was no Coronation for Lionel Messi and the Argentine, no match for Brazil’s biggest rival. Instead, he went to Germany, to a beautiful goal by Mario Goetze just minutes before the game to a shootout would have gone, their fourth World Championship title after a 1-0 victory-celebrated after extra time.
The victory made the European team of Germany the first prevail in a World Championship in America and gave the Germans, in 16 consecutive championships, the first trophy managed since 1990 until the knockout stages.
Messi won the Ballon d’Or, an honor that goes to the most valuable player in the tournament and by a FIFA Committee officials, tuned, but it was no consolation. This was regarded as Messi opportunity to cement his legacy, but never quite sharp enough of what was probably the biggest game of his life.
“At the moment, nothing else is important,” Messi said. “All I wanted was to lift the Cup.”
The final game with a thrilling tournament that ended up being more about the games that pessimists predicted. Time is a repeat of last year’s Cup, confederations, a tournament make sure organizers which was marked by violent protests, the level was visible last month vitriol relatively low. Even after the national team embarrassed Brazil in the semi-finals-and then again in the third-place game Saturday lost..–predictions of widespread turmoil were never carried out.
This does not mean that there was no unrest. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in its usual place in the city centre here on Sunday and marched through the streets in a demo FIFA. You’ve been through a large crowd of Brazilian police agents known, reportedly, there have been cases of tear gas and batons used.
The city was full of Argentina also travelling fans, many of them.
It is estimated that traveled as many 100,000 Argentines along the border, and most seemed to be in Copacabana or other neighborhoods along the water.
Kirchner refused an invitation by President Dilma Rousseff, Brazil ‘s, citing a persistent disease and wishing that her grandson to commemorate the first anniversary with her family. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has to make the transatlantic trip as Vladim
She saw a game that began with a growing pace and a bit of controversy, also known as Christoph Kramer, a young football player, at least the third player in this tournament was the injury again, shortly after an apparent head. Kramer was replaced with an Argentine opponent, about 10 minutes after the collision and was clearly stunned, adding more fuel to a debate over alarming football lack a comprehensive protocol for dealing with head injuries.
Argentina will be changed eventually Rue three missed opportunities that could have and perhaps should-the tenor of the game. The first came after 20 minutes when Gonzalo Higuain somehow missed the net completely after Toni Kroos inexplicably back into your own goal headed the ball to Klose to leave an opening with a gift.
Followed by Messi, ripped a shot from his own scale as he, for the far post on a break in the penalty area, attempted just after the half-hour. Then in the extension, Rodrigo Palacio, alone with the new, lined shot over the keeper but wide of the frame.
Argentina finished the match with 10 shots, but only two shots on goal.
However, Germany was more efficient. The Germans came shortly before half-time to close, as Benedikt Howedes exploded a meta header post and Germany kept Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero pressure put seven of his 10 shots on goal.
The extra time was slogged the player until the end of his seventh game of the tournament-slower-understandably and Goetze, as a replacement for Miroslav Klose’s replacement, showed good speed to get down under the ball in the Deutsche Bank, as they are in the field of joy behind Romero and on the network of sparks poured.
“It’s sensational,” said Götze. “A dream came true”.
Runner up team Argentina fought for the new area to penetrate and remained with one last chance, when a free kick from about 20 meters away Messi lined up.
It’s all over. Sabella shook his head with frustration. Messi kicked the dirt. And even in the bleachers, fans Germans-as well as the Brazilians-called full of expectation.