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Germany Conquers the Americas and Wins World Cup

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By Angel L. Quiles Jr.

Germany’s soccer prowess was re-solidified last night when they became the first European country in history, to win a World Cup hosted by a country in the Americas. Germany’s Mario Gotze scored against a stout Argentinian defense in the 113th minute of extra-time. For the Argentines it was the first goal to reach the back of the net in 455 minutes in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Moreover, the only time they trailed in the tournament was during the seven minutes after Mario Gotze’s game winning goal. Argentinian superstar and Golden Ball (best player in tournament) winner Lionel Messi had a chance to put the game in the hands of his country. However, his only good attempt on goal whisked right past the goal post, and the German defense never let him sniff another good chance.

This was Germany’s first World Cup title under the reunification of the country, and their first title since 1990. It’s the fourth title for Germany drawing them even with the Italians, and leaving them one shy of the leaders Brazil.

Germany’s run started in the “group of death” where they were able to take care of business by crushing an injury plagued Portuguese squad, getting a tie against a strong and desperate Ghana team, and beating a U.S.A. team in a very methodical manner. In their first game of the knockout stage they needed extra time to beat Algeria 2-0. Next up in the quarterfinals was a strong French team. They were able to get a win 1-0 and showed the world how suffocating their defense can be. Then came the debacle, and the biggest story of the World Cup. The Germans against the host team and five-time world champions Brazil, managed to embarrass and destroy them 7-1. Shocking the host’s, and sending their fans into a river a tears.

Germany was the class team of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and richly deserved to win the tournament. They played against former champions France, Brazil and Argentina, and beat them all. They allowed only three goals all tournament while managing to score 18. German legend and goal scoring assassin Miroslav Klose was able to score his 16th all-time World Cup goal, and break the record for best scorer ever. Ironically he was substituted for in the 88th minute of the final game, and his replacement super Mario Gotze showed the world the profound talent of the Germans, by scoring the the game winner.

Congratulations to a sports machine who showed the entire world what can be done when every player is on the same page. Have fun rocking it out in Berlin.

Angel L. Quiles Jr. is a sports writer from New York, NY. His passion for professional sports was spawned in the school yards of East Harlem. There he learned how to play football, baseball, and basketball. East Harlem is also where he played little league baseball. At the age of twelve he made the 25th precincts police athletic leagues little league all-star team. That team was invited to play against Fort Lee, New Jersey's all-star team in a game at the original Yankee Stadium. The game was covered by Mr. G's show "Care for kids" a community based program on the old WPIX channel 11 in New York City. Angel never made it to the big leagues, but the show and his passion for sports made Angel realize that he didn't have to play the game professionally in order to be around it. He could become a sports writer, be able to cover the drama of sports, and hopefully make a living doing and watching what he loves.

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