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Goetze strikes as Germany win World Cup

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Mario Goetze scored a superb extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America on Sunday. 

Argentine Lionel Messi, foreground, walks past celebrating German players after the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday. (EPA photo)

Bayern Munich star Goetze struck in the 113th minute to finally break Argentina's resistance as Lionel Messi's dream of emulating Diego Maradona ended in defeat.

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