Germany Wins the World Cup


The winning German team looks jubilant as they realize their victory.

Heather Gammon, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Germany has said “Auf Wiedersehen” to the Argentinian team today. Winning 1-0 in overtime, Germany secured the 2014 World Cup title, as well as $35 million in prize money.


First place is quite the victory for any country; but for Germany, it was not unprecedented. In the past, Germany has won 3 World Cups: in 1954, 1974, and 1990.  And of course, 2014 is now counted as a Germany conquest too.


It was a dicey game, with lots of back and forth between Germany and Argentina.  It seemed like it could have gone either way; that is, until Mario Gotze took initiative. No scores were made until overtime at which time Germany’s Mario Gotze became the first substitute to score the winner in a World Cup final.


Winning the World Cup is a feat not even the US has accomplished. In fact, the closest the US has ever come is 3rd place in 1930.


Success is sweet for Germany, as they also become the first European team to win the World Cup in South America.