Mario Gotze scores goal in extra time to give Germany World Cup (Video)
Mario Gotze won the World Cup for Germany with a goal in extra time Sunday to account for the only goal in his country’s 1-0 win over Argentina.
Gotze, who was a late-game substitute for Miroslav Klose, put in a left cross to score the only goal of the game. The 22-year-old midfielder didn’t even play in the semifinal win over Brazil and only had one goal in the World Cup prior to scoring in the final.
The win gives Germany its fourth World Cup and marks the first time a European team won a World Cup in South America.
Here he was taking it all in after the win: