World Cup 2014 Final: Germany's Triumph Result of Team Work, Says Philipp Lahm

Mario Goetze's injury time goal helped Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to claim their fourth World Cup title.

Updated: July 14, 2014 04:36 IST
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Germany with the World Cup 2014 trophy


Germany captain Philipp Lahm hailed his side's collective ability as they downed Lionel Messi's Argentina 1-0 to win the World Cup for fourth time in Rio de Janeriro on Sunday. (Highlights)

Substitute Mario Goetze grabbed the only goal of the game in extra time as Argentina paid for missing a host of good chances through Gonzalo Higuain, Messi and Rodrigo Palacio to take the lead. (Germans Beat Argentina to Win Fourth World Cup Title)

"It's unbelievable what we have achieved. Whether we have the best individual player doesn't matter at all, you just need to have the best team," said the Bayern Munich defender. (Five Moments Where Germany Trumped Argentina)

"We improved throughout the tournament and didn't get down when things didn't always go our way, we just stuck to our path and at the end we're standing here as world champions. (Lionel Messi Squanders Chance to Join the Greats)

"It's an unbelievable feeling. The team stayed calm and patient, we knew that we had something left at the end." (Super Mario Goetze, Germany's World Cup Winner)

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