WATCH: Germany's Mario Gotze scores World Cup winning goal

Mario Gotze scored the extra time goal to decide the World Cup. (Getty Images)

After a tense, scoreless 114 minutes in Sunday's World Cup final, German sub Mario Gotze provided the only separation necessary when he guided a gorgeous cross from Andre Schurrle into the side netting, giving Germany a decisive 1-0 lead. 

Schurrle, also a sub, played a perfect cross in between two Argentinian defenders and Gotze played the ball off his chest and then swung it past a diving Sergio Romero. The sublime finish was worthy of deciding a World Cup. 

Lionel Messi had a late free kick attempt, but couldn't find the frame. Gotze's goal gave Germany its fourth World Cup title and first since 1990 (when it beat Argentina as well). 

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