Jul 13, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
Germany
1-0
Argentina
Gotze (113')
Schweinsteiger (29'), Howedes (34')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Mascherano (64'), Aguero (65')

Joachim Low delighted with "boy wonder" Mario Gotze

Mario Goetze of Germany (C) celebrates scoring his team's first goal in extra time with teammates Thomas Mueller, Andre Schuerrle and Toni Kroos on July 13, 2014
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Joachim Low labels Mario Gotze a "boy wonder" after he scored the winner for Germany in Sunday's World Cup final.

Joachim Low called Mario Gotze a "boy wonder" after the substitute scored the only goal of the game in Sunday's World Cup final.

Gotze's strike with just seven minutes remaining in extra time secured the victory for Germany, and Low admits that he always expected substitutes to play a key role in the tense meeting with Argentina.

"We always knew that we would need 14 players during this match and everyone in top shape, and all the players had to be ready," Germany's head coach told FIFA.com.

"It was good that we had played who could come on and make an impact, and Gotze is a miracle boy - a boy wonder. I always knew he could decide the match."

Germany's triumph is the first time a European side has lifted the World Cup in South America.

Germany's players celebrate after winning the final football match between Germany and Argentina for the FIFA World Cup at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014
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