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Image via Getty Images/Martin Rose

After a rousing month of football, the 2014 FIFA World Cup came to a close yesterday as Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 with a goal in extra time. It was a fitting end to a cup that brought plenty of surprises, record-setting goals, and down to the wire finishes. For Germany, it marks the end of a triumphant run and their fourth World Cup title win, the first since their 1990 win over Argentina in the finals. The familiar foes went scoreless through 90 minutes, and it wasn't until the 113' mark that Germany's Andre Schurrle made a beautiful cross to Mario Goetze, who added the exclamation point with a graceful goal. Unfortunately for Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, and the rest of the Argentina squad, their nearly three-decade title drought continues after yesterday's decisive loss.

Find out which boots made the difference as we wrap up our 2014 World Cup coverage after the break.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Andre Schuerrle Connects in the F50 Battle Pack

Shoe: adidas F50 Adizero Battle Pack
Player: Andre Schuerrle
Game: Germany vs. Argentina
Key Stat: N/A

$220

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Image via Getty Images/AFP PHOTO/PATRIK STOLLARZ

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Image via Getty Images/Matthias Hangst

Philipp Lahm Battles in the 11Pro FG

Shoe: adidas 11Pro Battle Pack
Player: Philipp Lahm
Game: Germany vs. Argentina
Key Stat: N/A

$165

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Image via Getty Images/Matthias Hangst

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Image via Getty Images/Robert Cianflone

Miroslav Klose Finishes Record-Setting Run in the Hypervenom Phantom

Shoe: Nike Hypervenom Phantom
Player: Miroslav Klose
Game: Germany vs. Argentina
Key Stat: N/A

$225

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Image via Getty Images/Robert Cianflone

Image via Getty Images/Robert Cianflone
Image via Getty Images/Robert Cianflone

Mario Goetze Scores Title-Winning Goal in the Magista Obra

Shoe: Nike Magista Obra
Player: Mario Goetze
Game: Germany vs. Argentina
Key Stat: Goal at 113'

$275

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Image via Getty Images/Robert Cianflone

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Image via Getty Images/Pool

Manuel Neuer Wins Golden Glove in the Nitrocharge 1.0

Shoe: adidas Nitrocharge 1.0
Player: Manuel Neuer
Game: Germany vs. Argentina
Key Stat: N/A

$200

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Image via Getty Images/Pool

Image via Getty Images/Pool
Image via Getty Images/Pool

Image via Getty Images/Pool
Image via Getty Images/Pool

Lukas Podolski Has a Family Moment in the F50 Battle Pack

Shoe: adidas F50 Adizero Battle Pack
Player: Lukas Podolski
Game: Germany vs. Argentina
Key Stat: N/A

$200

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Image via Getty Images/Pool

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Image via Getty Images/Jamie McDonald

Despite Loss, Messi Wins Golden Ball in the F50 Adizero

Shoe: adidas F50 Adizero Messi Battle Pack
Player: Lioneal Messi
Game: Germany vs. Argentina
Key Stat: N/A

$230

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Image via Getty Images/Jamie McDonald

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Image via Getty Images/Robert Cianflone

Gonzalo Higuain Falls in the Hypervenom Phantom

Shoe: Nike Hypervenom Phantom
Player: Gonzalo Higuain
Game: Germany vs. Argentina
Key Stat: N/A

$225

Image via Getty Images/Robert Cianflone
Image via Getty Images/Robert Cianflone

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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