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Germany win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

A Mario Gotze goal in the last 10 minutes of extra time handed Germany the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, beating Argentina 1-0.

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Captain David Luiz apologises after Brazil's dismal loss

Brazil captain David Luiz has apologised for his team's humiliating loss to Germany.

David Luiz (left) in tears with suspended Thiago Silva after last night's loss. Credit: Andreas Gebert/DPA

The £50 million Paris Saint-Germain defender, who was leading his side in the absence of the suspended Thiago Silva, said: "Apologies to everybody, apologies to all the Brazilian people, I just wanted to see my people smile.

"We all know how important it was for me to see all of Brazil be happy, at least because of football.

David Luiz at the end of the game. Credit: Szwarc Henri/ABACA

"They were better than us. They prepared better. They played better. It's a very sad day but it's also a day from which to learn."

The defender has been widely criticised by journalists and fans on Twitter, with his performance being described as "selfish."

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