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.

Mario Gotze celebrating
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
German football fans celebrating their team's goal
The late winner was almost too much to take for some German fans watching at a fan zone in Majorca
Germany's forward Thomas Mueller, midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and and captain Philipp Lahm celebrating victory as Argentina's forward Sergio Aguero hangs his head
On the pitch, the final whistle brought more emotional scenes - captain Philipp Lahm embraced a tearful Bastian Schweinsteiger and striker Thomas Müller
Fans of Germany celebrating
The result was celebrated by joyous German fans at Copacabana beach's fan fest in Rio de Janeiro
Argentina fans
But there was no consoling Argentina supporters in Buenos Aires who were left dejected by Götze's late winner
FIFA president Sep Blatter congratulating Kevin Grosskreutz of Germany with teammates Julian Draxler and Per Mertesacker
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
Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi (R) is embraced by Germany's coach Joachim Loew
Argentina's star player and captain, Lionel Messi, was embraced by the German coach Joachim Loew after his team's defeat
Germany's players being congratulated by Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was among those celebrating in the stadium as she congratulated her countrymen on their victory
German fans celebrating in Berlin
While 6,000 miles away in Berlin, the result sent fans near the Brandenburg Gate into ecstasy
Riot police
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