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Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany holds the World Cup to celebrate with his teammates during the award ceremony after the World Cup 2014 Final match

Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany holds the World Cup to celebrate with his teammates during the award ceremony after the World Cup 2014 Final match

A dejected Lionel Messi of Argentina during the FIFA World Cup 2014 Final match

A dejected Lionel Messi of Argentina during the FIFA World Cup 2014 Final match

Mario Goetze of Germany celebrates scoring goal in extra time during the FIFA World Cup 2014 Final match

Mario Goetze of Germany celebrates scoring goal in extra time during the FIFA World Cup 2014 Final match

Mario Goetze of Germany scores the decisive goal against Argentina in extra time during the FIFA World Cup 2014 Final match

Mario Goetze of Germany scores the decisive goal against Argentina in extra time during the FIFA World Cup 2014 Final match

Enzo Perez of Argentina challenges Toni Kroos of Germany during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Enzo Perez of Argentina challenges Toni Kroos of Germany during the FIFA World Cup 2014

General view during the FIFA World Cup 2014 Final match between Germany and Argentina

General view during the FIFA World Cup 2014 Final match between Germany and Argentina

Head coach Alejandro Sabella of Argentina hands the ball to Philipp Lahm of Germany during the World Cup 2014

Head coach Alejandro Sabella of Argentina hands the ball to Philipp Lahm of Germany during the World Cup 2014

The World Cup is presented prior to the FIFA World Cup 2014 Final match

The World Cup is presented prior to the FIFA World Cup 2014 Final match

A general overview of Maracana during the FIFA World Cup 2014

A general overview of Maracana during the FIFA World Cup 2014

The Netherlands pose for photographs during the medal ceremony after the 2014 World Cup 3rd Place Playoff match

The Netherlands pose for photographs during the medal ceremony after the 2014 World Cup 3rd Place Playoff match

Jo, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Oscar, Maxwell and Willian of Brazil during the World Cup 2014

Jo, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Oscar, Maxwell and Willian of Brazil during the World Cup 2014

Daley Blind of the Netherlands scores against Brazil during the World Cup 2014

Daley Blind of the Netherlands scores against Brazil during the World Cup 2014

Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores from the penalty spot against Brazil during the World Cup 2014

Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores from the penalty spot against Brazil during the World Cup 2014

Sergio Romero of Argentina saves the penalty kick of Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands in a shootout during the World Cup 2014

Sergio Romero of Argentina saves the penalty kick of Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands in a shootout during the World Cup 2014

A general view of the stadium during the World Cup 2014 semi final match between the Netherlands and Argentina

A general view of the stadium during the World Cup 2014 semi final match between the Netherlands and Argentina

The Netherlands and Argentina observe a moment of silence for Alfredo Di Stefano during the World Cup 2014

The Netherlands and Argentina observe a moment of silence for Alfredo Di Stefano during the World Cup 2014

Marcelo of Brazil during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Marcelo of Brazil during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Germany celebrate after score against Brazil during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Germany team celebrate after score against Brazil during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Manuel Neuer of Germany during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Manuel Neuer of Germany during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Toni Kroos of Germany celebrates scoring his team's third goal with his teammate Miroslav Klose during the World Cup 2014

Toni Kroos of Germany celebrates scoring his team's third goal with his teammate Miroslav Klose during the World Cup 2014

Thomas Mueller of Germany celebrates scoring his team's first goal past Julio Cesar of Brazil during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Thomas Mueller of Germany celebrates scoring his team's first goal past Julio Cesar of Brazil during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Tim Krul of the Netherlands saves a penalty kick by Michael Umana of Costa Rica to win in a shootout during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Tim Krul of the Netherlands saves a penalty kick by Michael Umana of Costa Rica to win in a shootout during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores a penalty kick in a shootout past Keylor Navas of Costa Rica during the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores a penalty kick in a shootout past Keylor Navas of Costa Rica during the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Costa Rica players during the World Cup 2014

Costa Rica players during the World Cup 2014

Marouane Fellaini of Belgium during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Marouane Fellaini of Belgium during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Gonzalo Higuaín of Argentina scores against Belgium during the World Cup 2014

Gonzalo Higuaín of Argentina scores against Belgium during the World Cup 2014

Thibaut Courtois flicks the ball away before Martin Demichelis can get his head on it during the World Cup 2014

Thibaut Courtois flicks the ball away before Martin Demichelis can get his head on it during the World Cup 2014

Thiago Silva of Brazil scores against Colombia during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Thiago Silva of Brazil scores against Colombia during the FIFA World Cup 2014

A general view of play during the FIFA World Cup 2014 quarter-final match between Brazil and Colombia

A general view of play during the FIFA World Cup 2014 quarter-final match between Brazil and Colombia

Evra of France and Mueller of Germany battle for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Evra of France and Mueller of Germany battle for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Mats Hummels of Germany scores his team's first goal past Hugo Lloris of France during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Mats Hummels of Germany scores his team's first goal past Hugo Lloris of France during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium slots the ball into the bottom left-hand corner during the match against USA at the World Cup 2014

Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium slots the ball into the bottom left-hand corner during the match against USA at the World Cup 2014

Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium and Jermaine Jones of USA compete for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium and Jermaine Jones of USA compete for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Lionel Messi of Argentina competes for the ball against Switzerland defenders during the World Cup 2014

Lionel Messi of Argentina competes for the ball against Switzerland defenders during the World Cup 2014

General view during the FIFA World Cup 2014 between Germany and Algeria

Vincent Enyeama of Nigeria saves a shot by Paul Pogba of France during the World Cup 2014

Vincent Enyeama of Nigeria saves a shot by Paul Pogba of France during the World Cup 2014

Costa Rica celebrate after defeating Greece during the World Cup 2014

Costa Rica celebrate after defeating Greece during the World Cup 2014

General view during the FIFA World Cup 2014 between Costa Rica and Greece

General view during the FIFA World Cup 2014 between Costa Rica and Greece

Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Greece challenges Joel Campbell of Costa Rica during the World Cup 2014

Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Greece challenges Joel Campbell of Costa Rica during the World Cup 2014

Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands shoots and scores past Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands shoots and scores past Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Arjen Robben of the Netherlands is challenged by Hector Herrera of Mexico during the World Cup 2014

Arjen Robben of the Netherlands is challenged by Hector Herrera of Mexico during the World Cup 2014

James Rodriguez of Colombia scores past Fernando Muslera of Uruguay during the World Cup 2014

James Rodriguez of Colombia scores past Fernando Muslera of Uruguay during the World Cup 2014

James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates scoring against Uruguay during the World Cup 2014

James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates scoring against Uruguay during the World Cup 2014

General view during the FIFA World Cup 2014 match between Colombia and Uruguay

General view during the FIFA World Cup 2014 match between Colombia and Uruguay

Julio Cesar of Brazil saves a penalty kick by Alexis Sanchez of Chile during the World Cup 2014

Julio Cesar of Brazil saves a penalty kick by Alexis Sanchez of Chile during the World Cup 2014

Neymar of Brazil challenges Arturo Vidal of Chile during the World Cup 2014

Neymar of Brazil challenges Arturo Vidal of Chile during the World Cup 2014

Islam Slimani of Algeria celebrates scoring his goal against Russia during the World Cup 2014

Islam Slimani of Algeria celebrates scoring his goal against Russia during the World Cup 2014

Kevin Mirallas of Belgium takes on Lee Yong and Ki Sung-Yueng of South Korea during the World Cup 2014

Kevin Mirallas of Belgium takes on Lee Yong and Ki Sung-Yueng of South Korea during the World Cup 2014

Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann of the United States acknowledges the fans at the World Cup 2014

Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann of the United States acknowledges the fans at the World Cup 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo looks dejected after the FIFA World Cup 2014 match between Portugal and Ghana

Cristiano Ronaldo looks dejected after the FIFA World Cup 2014 match between Portugal and Ghana

John Boye of Ghana concedes an own goal to Portugal during the FIFA World Cup 2014

John Boye of Ghana concedes an own goal to Portugal during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Laurent Koscielny of France and Enner Valencia of Ecuador go up for a header during the World Cup 2014

Laurent Koscielny of France and Enner Valencia of Ecuador go up for a header during the World Cup 2014

Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland celebrates scoring against Honduras during the World Cup 2014

Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland celebrates scoring against Honduras during the World Cup 2014

Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates scoring against Nigeria during the World Cup 2014

Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates scoring against Nigeria during the World Cup 2014

Edin Dzeko of Bosnia and Herzegovina scores against Iran during the World Cup 2014

Edin Dzeko of Bosnia and Herzegovina scores against Iran during the World Cup 2014

Greece celebrate after defeating the Ivory Coast during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Greece celebrate after defeating the Ivory Coast during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Jackson Martinez of Colombia shoots and scores against Japan during the World Cup 2014

Jackson Martinez of Colombia shoots and scores against Japan during the World Cup 2014

Italy suffers another elimination in the group stage at the FIFA World Cup 2014

Italy suffers another elimination in the group stage at the FIFA World Cup 2014

A general view of the stadium during the FIFA World Cup 2014 match between Costa Rica and England

A general view of the stadium during the FIFA World Cup 2014 match between Costa Rica and England

Neymar of Brazil controls the ball during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Neymar of Brazil controls the ball during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Benjamin Moukandjo of Cameroon competes for the ball with Neymar and Marcelo of Brazil during the World Cup 2014

Benjamin Moukandjo of Cameroon competes for the ball with Neymar and Marcelo of Brazil during the World Cup 2014

Andres Guardado of Mexico celebrates scoring against Croatia during the World Cup 2014

Andres Guardado of Mexico celebrates scoring against Croatia during the World Cup 2014

Marcelo Diaz of Chile and Wesley Sneijder compete for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Marcelo Diaz of Chile and Wesley Sneijder compete for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Mile Jedinak of Australia and Andres Iniesta of Spain compete for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Mile Jedinak of Australia and Andres Iniesta of Spain compete for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the United States kicks the ball during the World Cup 2014

Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the United States kicks the ball during the World Cup 2014

Nani of Portugal scores against USA during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Nani of Portugal scores against USA during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Son Heung-Min of South Korea scores against Algeria during the World Cup 2014

Son Heung-Min of South Korea scores against Algeria during the World Cup 2014

Lee Yong of South Korea dribbles past Abdelmoumene Djabou of Algeria during the World Cup 2014

Lee Yong of South Korea dribbles past Abdelmoumene Djabou of Algeria during the World Cup 2014

Marouane Fellaini of Belgium competes for the ball with Oleg Shatov of Russia during the World Cup 2014

Marouane Fellaini of Belgium competes for the ball with Oleg Shatov of Russia during the World Cup 2014

John Obi Mikel of Nigeria tackles Edin Dzeko of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the World Cup 2014

John Obi Mikel of Nigeria tackles Edin Dzeko of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the World Cup 2014

Miroslav Klose of Germany scores past Fatawu Dauda of Ghana during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Miroslav Klose of Germany scores past Fatawu Dauda of Ghana during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Andre Ayew of Ghana scores on a header over Per Mertesacker and Shkodran Mustafi of Germany during the World Cup 2014

Andre Ayew of Ghana scores on a header over Per Mertesacker and Shkodran Mustafi of Germany during the World Cup 2014

Jonathan Mensah of Ghana in action during the World Cup 2014

Jonathan Mensah of Ghana in action during the World Cup 2014

Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates scoring against Iran during the World Cup 2014

Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates scoring against Iran during the World Cup 2014

A close-up of the Brazuca match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

A close-up of the Brazuca match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

General view during the FIFA World Cup 2014 match between Honduras and Ecuador

General view during the FIFA World Cup 2014 match between Honduras and Ecuador

Hugo Lloris of France during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Hugo Lloris of France during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Karim Benzema of France scores his team's fourth goal past Diego Benaglio of Switzerland during the World Cup 2014

Karim Benzema of France scores his team's fourth goal past Diego Benaglio of Switzerland during the World Cup 2014

Mario Balotelli of Italy shoots wide against Oscar Duarte of Costa Rica during the World Cup 2014

Mario Balotelli of Italy shoots wide against Oscar Duarte of Costa Rica during the World Cup 2014

Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Greece challenges Yoshito Okubo of Japan during the World Cup 2014

Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Greece challenges Yoshito Okubo of Japan during the World Cup 2014

England sunk by Uruguay during the World Cup 2014

England sunk by Uruguay during the World Cup 2014

Wayne Rooney's first ever World Cup goal during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Wayne Rooney's first ever World Cup goal during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Luis Suarez of Uruguay scores against England during the World Cup 2014

Luis Suarez of Uruguay scores against England during the World Cup 2014

Didier Drogba of the Ivory Coast controls the ball against Abel Aguilar of Colombia during the World Cup 2014

Didier Drogba of the Ivory Coast controls the ball against Abel Aguilar of Colombia during the World Cup 2014

Mario Mandzukic of Croatia competes for the ball with Nicolas N'Koulou of Cameroon during the World Cup 2014

Mario Mandzukic of Croatia competes for the ball with Nicolas N'Koulou of Cameroon during the World Cup 2014

Ivan Perisic of Croatia scores against Cameroon during the World Cup 2014

Ivan Perisic of Croatia scores against Cameroon during the World Cup 2014

Cameroon's midfielder Stephane Mbia during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Cameroon's midfielder Stephane Mbia during the FIFA World Cup 2014

World champions Spain are out of the World Cup 2014 after losing 2-0 to Chile

World champions Spain are out of the World Cup 2014 after losing 2-0 to Chile

Andres Iniesta of Spain is tackled by Marcelo Diaz of Chile during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Andres Iniesta of Spain is tackled by Marcelo Diaz of Chile during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Ron Vlaar of the Netherlands and Tim Cahill of Australia compete for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Ron Vlaar of the Netherlands and Tim Cahill of Australia compete for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Tim Cahill of Australia shoots and scores against Netherlands during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Tim Cahill of Australia shoots and scores against Netherlands during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa makes an amazing save against Brazil during the World Cup 2014

Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa makes an amazing save against Brazil during the World Cup 2014

Park Chu-Young of South Korea and Victor Fayzulin of Russia compete for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Park Chu-Young of South Korea and Victor Fayzulin of Russia compete for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Hector Moreno of Mexico challenges for the ball with Neymar of Brazil during the World Cup 2014

Hector Moreno of Mexico challenges for the ball with Neymar of Brazil during the World Cup 2014

Toby Alderweireld of Belgium and Riyad Mahrez of Algeria battle for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Toby Alderweireld of Belgium and Riyad Mahrez of Algeria battle for the ball during the World Cup 2014

John Brooks of the United States scores on a header past Adam Kwarasey of Ghana during the FIFA World Cup 2014

John Brooks of the United States scores on a header past Adam Kwarasey of Ghana during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Clint Dempsey of the USA reacts after scoring against Ghana during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Clint Dempsey of the USA reacts after scoring against Ghana during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Ogenyi Onazi of Nigeria is challenged by Reza Ghoochannejhad of Iran during the World Cup 2014

Ogenyi Onazi of Nigeria is challenged by Reza Ghoochannejhad of Iran during the World Cup 2014

Thomas Mueller of Germany shoots and scores against Portugal during the World Cup 2014

Thomas Mueller of Germany shoots and scores against Portugal during the World Cup 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Argentina's captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Bosnia and Herzegovina during the World Cup 2014

Argentina's captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Bosnia and Herzegovina during the World Cup 2014

Senad Lulic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Lucas Biglia of Argentina battle for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Senad Lulic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Lucas Biglia of Argentina battle for the ball during the World Cup 2014

Luis Garrido of Honduras chases after Paul Pogba of France during the World Cup 2014

Luis Garrido of Honduras chases after Paul Pogba of France during the World Cup 2014

Mathieu Valbuena of France competes with the ball against Wilson Palacios of Honduras during the World Cup 2014

Mathieu Valbuena of France competes with the ball against Wilson Palacios of Honduras during the World Cup 2014

Haris Seferovic of Switzerland scores against Ecuador during the World Cup 2014

Haris Seferovic of Switzerland scores against Ecuador during the World Cup 2014

Enner Valencia of Ecuador scores against Switzerland at the FIFA World Cup 2014

Enner Valencia of Ecuador scores against Switzerland at the FIFA World Cup 2014

A general view of the match between the Ivory Coast and Japan during the World Cup 2014

A general view of the match between the Ivory Coast and Japan during the World Cup 2014

Hotaru Yamaguchi of Japan tries to clear the ball past Serge Aurier of the Ivory Coast during the World Cup 2014

Hotaru Yamaguchi of Japan tries to clear the ball past Serge Aurier of the Ivory Coast during the World Cup 2014

Mario Balotelli of Italy scores against England during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Mario Balotelli of Italy scores against England during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Joe Hart of England lands in the net during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Joe Hart of England lands in the net during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Claudio Marchisio of Italy shoots and scores against England during the World Cup 2014

Claudio Marchisio of Italy shoots and scores against England during the World Cup 2014

A general view during the FIFA World Cup 2014 match between England and Italy

A general view during the FIFA World Cup 2014 match between England and Italy

Andrea Pirlo of Italy during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Andrea Pirlo of Italy during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Joel Campbell of Costa Rica shoots and scores against Uruguay at the World Cup 2014

Joel Campbell of Costa Rica shoots and scores against Uruguay at the World Cup 2014

Abel Aguilar of Colombia challenges Panagiotis Kone of Greece during the World Cup 2014

Abel Aguilar of Colombia challenges Panagiotis Kone of Greece during the World Cup 2014

Oscar Duarte of Costa Rica and Edinson Cavani of Uruguay battle for the ball at the World Cup 2014

Oscar Duarte of Costa Rica and Edinson Cavani of Uruguay battle for the ball at the World Cup 2014

Tommy Oar of Australia vies with Jorge Valdivia of Chile during the World Cup 2014

Tommy Oar of Australia vies with Jorge Valdivia of Chile during the World Cup 2014

Mathew Leckie of Australia controls the ball as Arturo Vidal of Chile comes in for a tackle during the World Cup 2014

Mathew Leckie of Australia controls the ball as Arturo Vidal of Chile comes in for a tackle during the World Cup 2014

Iker Casillas of Spain during the World Cup 2014

Iker Casillas of Spain during the World Cup 2014

The Netherlands shall show no mercy for Spain during the World Cup 2014

The Netherlands shall show no mercy for Spain during the World Cup 2014

Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben celebrates scoring against Spain during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben celebrates scoring against Spain during the FIFA World Cup 2014

Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores an amazing goal against Spain during the World Cup 2014

Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores an amazing goal against Spain during the World Cup 2014

Oribe Peralta of Mexico shoots and scores against Cmeroon during the World Cup 2014

Oribe Peralta of Mexico shoots and scores against Cmeroon during the World Cup 2014

Francisco Javier Rodriguez of Mexico goes up for a header against Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon during the World Cup 2014

Francisco Javier Rodriguez of Mexico goes up for a header against Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon during the World Cup 2014

Brazil awarded a very generous penalty against Croatia during the World Cup 2014

Brazil awarded a very generous penalty against Croatia during the World Cup 2014

Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring against Croatia at the World Cup 2014

Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring against Croatia at the World Cup 2014

The vanishing spray at the FIFA World Cup 2014

The vanishing spray at the FIFA World Cup 2014

Neymar of Brazil is shown a yellow card for having flung an arm into the face of Modric during the World Cup 2014

Neymar of Brazil is shown a yellow card for having flung an arm into the face of Modric during the World Cup 2014

Brazil’s Marcelo scored an own goal during the match between Brazil and Croatia at the FIFA World Cup 2014

Brazil’s Marcelo scored an own goal during the match between Brazil and Croatia at the FIFA World Cup 2014