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FIFA World Cup 2014: Germany triumph with Gotze wonder goal


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During the Second World War, Brazil were the only South American nation to send an expeditionary force of a little over 25,000 people to fight the Axis forces in Europe.

In 2014, it was a group of 23 German footballers who lay siege to Brazil over a period of a month, finally seizing victory and the World Cup dismissing all opposition especially the two Latin American colossi, Brazil and Argentina.

At last, reunified Germany had its hands on the coveted trophy and the celebrations continue.

Mario Gotze scored the winning goal against Argentina in the 113th minute in spectacular fashion. It was but fitting that the goal that sealed the final was a classic beauty. The exhilarating goal-fest of a tourney ended in stellar style.

The best team triumphed. Lionel Messi, arguably the best player in the world, was disconsolate despite the Golden Ball award.

Messi could not carry his early form into the knockout rounds and his strike partners were much too wayward.

Jubilation for Germany and its fans; a tragedy for Brazil and Argentina.

The world awaits the next edition of the World Cup in Russia.


I have been an IT professional with over 12 years professional experience. I'm an B.Sc. in Statistics, M.Sc in Computer Science (University of Mumbai) and an MBA from the Cyprus International Institute of Management. I have completed levels I and II of the CFA course. Blogging is a part-time vocation. I am also the author of four books, Those Glory Days: Cricket World Cup 2011, IPL Vignettes, Poems: An Anthology, and It's a Petting Sport---all available on Amazon Worldwide.


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