After suitably chaining Lionel Messi and scoring a lone goal against Argentina in the typical Teutonic fashion, Germany ran out winners at FIFA World Cup - and sparked off wild jubilation in their country. Jubilant Germans celebrated in the streets on Sunday night, lighting fireworks, embracing strangers, honking car horns and revelling in their first World Cup win in 24 years. Roars of delight soared from Berlin's massive fan zone, stretching 1.3 kilometres from the Brandenburg Gate, where 300,000 fans had braved torrential downpours and thunder storms to endure an agonising 113 goalless minutes before a Mario Goetze volley gave Germany a fourth World Cup crown. (Photo: Reuters)
Germany's national players acknowledge their cheering fans. (Photo: Reuters)
Argentina fans react after Argentina lost to Germany at a public square viewing area in Buenos Aires. (Photo: Reuters)
A fan of Argentina reacts while watching.
The World Cup Final set a new Twitter record for Tweets Per Minute for an event: 618,725 TPM @ 6:37pm Brazil time for Germany winning the World Cup. (Photo: Reuters)
Argentina's fans react after Argentina lost to Germany at a public square viewing area in Buenos Aires. (Photo: Reuters)
An Argentine fan cries as she watches Argentina's defeat to Germany.
The World Cup Final match had the second highest total Tweets per match (32.1 million), only behind the Brazil vs Germany semi-final match (35.6 million). (Photo: Reuters)
Argentina fans react after Argentina lost to Germany.
The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian cricket star Yuvraj Singh both tweeted about the World Cup match. (Photo: Reuters)
Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts following their loss to Germany. (Photo: Reuters)
Fans of Argentina react on Copacabana beach. (Photo: Reuters)
Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer collides into Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain as he clears the ball. (Photo: Reuters)