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14 July, 2014 4:43 AM In Buenos Aires, Applause and Cheers Despite Argentina's Loss

Buenos Aires: Before the World Cup final, many Argentines had confidently predicted victory. They trusted in coach Alejandro Sabella's switch from an offensive style to a more cautious approach to overcome Germany. After the match, they cut forlorn figures, but their sadness was eclipsed by a feeling of pride in the players' efforts. (Tears, Cheers and Violence) 24

14 July, 2014 4:33 AM World Cup 2014: Mix of Tears, Cheers and Violence in Argentina

Despite the 1-0 World Cup final loss to Germany in the down-to-the-wire, extra-time match, young Argentines climbed onto traffic lights and bus stops, dancing and singing to the beat of drums. Buenos Aires: Argentines reacted with tears, cheers and violence after the dream of a third World Cup title slipped through their fingers Sunday, as clashes between 28

14 July, 2014 4:07 AM FIFA World Cup Hotshot James Rodriguez Pushes for Real Madrid Move

James Rodriguez finished as the top scorer in the FIFA World Cup 2014 with six goals in the tournament. Rio de Janeiro: James Rodriguez on Sunday sealed his place as the revelation of the World Cup amid mounting reports of Real Madrid moving to sign the Colombian striker. "I'd jump at the chance of going to Real Madrid," Rodriguez told Spanish sports 44

13 July, 2014 10:30 PM World Cup 2014: Germany Defeats Argentina in Final

The crowd was overwhelmingly in support of Argentina, as more than 100,000 Argentines flooded over the border and coated Rio in a sea of blue. It hardly mattered to Germany, though. Mario Goetze scored in extra time - in the 113th minute - to complete Germany's nearly perfect run through the month-long tournament. (Match Highlights) Each team was sturdy 15

13 July, 2014 10:24 PM FIFA World Cup Final: Lionel Messi Squanders Chance to Join the Greats

While Lionel Messi has won everything there is to win -- and broken every record there is to break -- with Barcelona, the FIFA World Cup final offered him the opportunity to definitively seal his legacy in the sport. While the 27-year-old has won everything there is to win -- and broken every record there is to break -- with Barcelona, the final offered 42

13 July, 2014 10:18 PM Lionel Messi: Golden Ball, a Tribute to the Perfect Playmaker

Lionel Messi scored four goals in FIFA World Cup 2014. He was surely his team's most influential playmaker. Argentina's Lionel Messi missed a great opportunity to prove he is one of the greatest players of all time in Sunday's World Cup final against Germany. Mario Goetze's 113th minute strike denied Argentina as Germany became the first European team to win a World 125

13 July, 2014 10:14 PM World Cup 2014 Final: Super-Sub Mario Goetze Strikes as Germany Beat Argentina for Fourth Title

Bayern Munich star Mario Goetze struck in the 113th minute to finally break Argentina's resistance as Lionel Messi's dream of emulating Diego Maradona ended in defeat. Rio de Janeiro: 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 27

13 July, 2014 10:05 PM Germany vs Argentina: Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in extra-time to become world champions

RIO DE JANEIRO: The last time a team had played in white in a World Cup final at the Maracana - Brazil against Uruguay in 1950 - it had been left scarred for good. The white had been discarded as unlucky, unholy. On Sunday, Germany buried all that. Mario Goetze shook off the recent ghosts that had engulfed him midway during this World Cup to give Germany 21

13 July, 2014 7:55 PM World Cup 2014 Final Live: Aguero on for Lavezzi as Argentina, Germany Eye Elusive Goal in 2nd Half

Germany and Argentina have faced each other in two World Cup finals before(1986 and 1990). Catch all live updates here. Lionel Messi & Co. face Free-scoring Germans in the FIFA World Cup 2014 final. Catch all live updates here (World Cup tracker | Matchcentre) 01.37 (IST): 47' MESSI!! He's hit it wide! Thanks to a flurry of Argentine attacks, Messi finds 52

13 July, 2014 6:08 PM Argentine Fans Face Brazil-Germany Alliance in Final

Argentina fans cheer prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup final football match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 13, 2014. Rio de Janeiro: Jubilant Argentine fans honked car horns down the streets of Rio de Janeiro before the World Cup final on Sunday, prompting Brazilians to shout back their allegiance 29