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Germans are kings of the World Cup

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Germans are kings of the World Cup

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ONE WAS JUST enough this time.
No matter how late.
It wasn’t the seven-goal blitz against Brazil, but Germany are still soaring high, having ended the dreams of yet another South American power to win their fourth World Cup football final.
From Berlin to Barbados, German fans shed tears of joy when super sub Mario Götze scored a super strike in the second half of extra time of Deutschland’s 1-0 thriller over Argentina.
It marked the bitter end to an otherwise inspiring World Cup from Lionel Messi – the eventual Golden Ball winner – but the fitting cap for a deserving German side that fell just short in the tournament’s previous two editions.
There was no heartache this time though, just scenes of pure jubilation for an all-conquering nation that created history as the first European squad to win football’s greatest prize on South American soil. (JM)