Germany have won the 2014 World Cup, but it definitely wasn't easy. Argentina fought hard and even came close to taking the lead in the 30th minute, if wasn't for Gonzalo Higuaín barely going offsides on this play: 


Germany, however, consistently controlled the pace of the match, posting 64 percent of the possession. And before the end of the first half, Thomas Müller headed the ball off the post but the play was also ruled offsides.

With the second half just underway, Lionel Messi put the first goal of the match on the board with a left-footed strike that was just outside.  


After the first half of extra time, it looked like we were destined to settle the 2014 World Cup with penalty kicks. But then, Mario Götze scored the latest goal in World Cup history with this score in the 113th minute. 

And when the final whistle went off, Germany capped a month-long fight for the right to hoist the trophy. 

Obviously, Germany fan Rihanna was just as excited.

Messi won the Golden Ball while Columbia's James Rodriguez came away with the Golden Boot.