Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time as Mario Gotze's extra-time winner beat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil.
The Germany substitute controlled Andre Schurrle's cross with his chest before volleying in with seven minutes left.
Both sides wasted chances in normal time, Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain and Lionel Messi both dragging wide.
Benedikt Howedes hit the Argentine post with a header late in the first half, but Gotze sparked German celebrations.
More to follow.
World Cup final: Germany celebrate Mario Gotze's winner
Germany's Mario Gotze became the first substitute to score the winner in a World Cup final
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More than 250,000 German fans are estimated to have watched their country's win at Berlin's famous Brandenburg Gate
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More than 25,000 police, soldiers and firefighters ensured there was tight security around the Maracana ahead of kick-off. Brazilian authorities said it was Rio de Janeiro's largest ever security operation
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Thousands of supporters packed on to Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach to watch the match on big screens
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Colombian singer Shakira - partner of Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard Pique - performed some of her most recognisable hits at the closing ceremony ahead of kick-off
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Fifa president Sepp Blatter is flanked in the Maracana stands by Russia President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Brazil's three-time World Cup winner Pele is always a target for the cameras - as are compatriot Kaka and ex-England skipper David Beckham.
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Germany fans were determined to see their side win the World Cup for the fourth time - and stop Argentina triumphing in the home of Brazilian football
World Cup final: Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain
Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain had only scored once at the World Cup before spurning a golden opportunity in the 21st minute of the final
World Cup final: Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain
Napoli striker Higuain did sweep Ezequiel Lavezzi's cross into the net shortly after - but it was correctly ruled out for offside
World Cup final: Germany defender Benedikt Howedes
Germany defender Benedikt Howedes headed against the post in first-half stoppage-time, ensuring five of the last seven World Cup finals have been goalless at the break
World Cup final: Argentina captain Lionel Messi
Argentina did not manage a shot on target in the opening 105 minutes, with Lionel Messi dragging a decent chance wide in the second half
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Some Argentina fans inside the Maracana could barely watch the action in a tense period of extra-time