~~July 13. 2014~~
~SHAKIRA SINGING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY~
It began on 12 June, with a group stage, and concluded on 13 July with the final. It was the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the first being in 1950. Brazil was elected unchallenged as host nation in 2007 after the international football federation, FIFA, decreed that the tournament would be staged in South America for the first time since 1978 in Argentina, and the fifth time overall.
~World Cup 2014: Mario Götze’s stunner wins cup for Germany for fourth time~
Germany became the first European side to win the World Cup on South American soil with a dramatic late goal in a 1-0 victory that prevented Argentina claiming victory in the spiritual home of their biggest rivals.
A drained looking Angela Merkel leapt to her feet as Germany’s substitutes poured on to the pitch after Mario Götze chested down an Andre Schürrle cross deep into extra time and stroked it past Sergio Romero for the winner.
~DARE LA LA LA Brazil 2014 Closing Ceremony FIFA World Cup 2014~
~~Published on Jul 13, 2014~~