In pictures: World Cup agony and ecstasy

  • 14 July 2014
  • From the section World

Germany have beaten Argentina 1-0 after extra time in the World Cup final in Rio, winning the tournament for a fourth time.

Image caption The 22-year-old German starlet Mario Götze volleyed home the winner in the 113th minute to secure the trophy for his country in the Maracanã stadium in Brazil
Image caption The late winner was almost too much to take for some German fans watching at a fan zone in Majorca
Image caption On the pitch, the final whistle brought more emotional scenes - captain Philipp Lahm embraced a tearful Bastian Schweinsteiger and striker Thomas Müller
Image caption The result was celebrated by joyous German fans at Copacabana beach's fan fest in Rio de Janeiro
Image caption But there was no consoling Argentina supporters in Buenos Aires who were left dejected by Götze's late winner
Image caption It was the first time a reunified Germany had won the tournament - almost a quarter of a century after West Germany beat Argentina in the 1990 final
Image caption Argentina's star player and captain, Lionel Messi, was embraced by the German coach Joachim Loew after his team's defeat
Image caption German Chancellor Angela Merkel was among those celebrating in the stadium as she congratulated her countrymen on their victory
Image caption While 6,000 miles away in Berlin, the result sent fans near the Brandenburg Gate into ecstasy
Image caption Later in the Argentine capital riot police arrested at least 40 people, according to local reports, after tens of thousands gathered in an otherwise good-natured Plaza San Martin