Who Won the Last World Cup?


Quick Answer

Germany edged Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup championship. Attacking midfielder Mario Gotze scored the game's only goal with 16 minutes remaining in extra time. The game took place in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, at the Maracana Stadium on July 13, 2014.

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After surviving the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Germany made it to the final game by defeating Algeria 2-1 in the Round of 16, France 1-0 in the quarterfinals, and host country Brazil 7-1 in the semifinals. Argentina defeated Switzerland 1-0 in the Round of 16, Belgium 1-0 in the quarterfinals, and the Netherlands 4-2 in a shootout for a game tied 0-0 after regulation, before losing to Germany in the final game.

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