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Philipp Lahm: 'Unbelievable what we have achieved'

Germany captain Philipp Lahm said the team's calmness and patience were key to beating Argentina 1-0 to clinch the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

The Bayern Munich defender told Fifa.com:

It's unbelievable what we have achieved. We improved throughout the tournament and didn't get down when things didn't always go our way.

We just stuck to our path and at the end we're standing here as world champions.

It's an unbelievable feeling. The team stayed calm and patient, we knew that we had something left at the end.

– Germany captain Philipp Lahm

Joy for London's Germans as they win the World Cup

German themed pubs across London were filled with jubilant ex-pats as they gathered to watch their national team win the World Cup.

After Mario Goetz provided the late winner against Argentina, the London-based fans went into rapture as the Germans claimed their fourth World Cup trophy.

German soccer fans celebrate in the central London pub Zeitgeist. Credit: Max Nash/PA Wire

At the Zeitgeist pub in Vauxhall several hundred fans erupted with joy at the final whistle.

German soccer fans celebrate in the central London pub Zeitgeist. Credit: Max Nash/PA Wire

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Merkel joins in with the German dressing room party

German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined in with the dressing room celebrations this evening, after the German national team won the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

She was joined by German president Joachim Gauck as the players posed for pictures after their 1-0 win over Argentina.

Argentine tears as Germany win the 2014 World Cup

Argentina fans are consoling themselves this evening after their national team was beaten 1-0 by Germany in the World Cup final in Rio.

Some were left in tears and could not bring themselves to watch, after Germany's Mario Goetz scored the winner in extra time.

Argentine fans look away in shock after their exit. Credit: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks to pick up his losers medal. Credit: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Argentina fans react as they watch a broadcast in Buenos Aires. Credit: REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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Sturridge on German win: I'm jealous it's not me

England striker Daniel Sturridge says he is "jealous" of Germany's World Cup success.

The Liverpool forward scored England's opening goal of the tournament but the side failed to progress past the group stage.

James Rodriguez wins Golden Boot as top scorer

Colombia's James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot as the World Cup's top scorer after Germany's Thomas Muller failed to score in the final.

Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez. Credit: REUTERS/Jorge Silva

The Monaco marksman's six goal tally en route to the quarter finals when Colombia were knocked out by Brazil, was enough to secure him the title. Muller scored five.

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