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')

World Cup final 'breaks record viewing figures in Germany'

TV viewing figures of 34.65 million in Germany reach an all-time record during the World Cup final in Brazil.

The World Cup final reportedly broke record viewing figures in Germany as they watched their nation be crowned global champions.

A goal by Mario Gotze in extra time ensured that Joachim Low's side secured a 1-0 victory over Argentina in the showdown at the Maracana in Brazil.

While there was plenty of support in Brazil for the eventual winners, an all-time record of 34.65 million people back in Germany watched the final on television, according to Sporting Intelligence.

In the UK, the BBC came out on top over ITV in the ratings by gaining four times as many viewers than their rivals.

Germany's defender and captain Philipp Lahm (front-R) holds up the World Cup trophy as he celebrates on with his teammates after winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup final on July 13, 2014
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