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Germany's players celebrate after they beat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Germany wins World Cup with goal in extra time

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RIO DE JANEIRO — It had more twists and turns — and almost as much blood — as a heavyweight title fight. But when the knockout blow finally came it was delivered by one of the smallest players on the field, with second-half substitute Mario Goetze scoring in the second overtime to give Germany its long-sought World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday at Maracana Stadium.

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