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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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Van Gaal 'would have brought Krul on for penalties'

Louis Van Gaal admitted he would have brought goalkeeper Tim Krul on prior to the penalty shootout against Argentina if he had any substitutions left.

Krul replaced Jasper Cillessen in the final minutes of extra time in their quarter final clash against Costa Rica and saved two penalties to put the Dutch through.

Louis Van Gaal consoles Jasper Cillessen after Holland's defeat. Credit: Reuters

But the incoming Manchester United manager had already used all three of his substitutions and Cillessen was unable to prevent Argentina progressing to the World Cup final after winning 4-2 in the shootout.

"If I had had the opportunity to substitute Jasper I would have done that but I had already used three substitutes so I couldn't," Van Gaal said.

The Dutchman admitted he was "hurt" at the exploits of Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who he signed for AZ Alkmaar in 2007, adding: "I taught Romero how to stop penalties so that hurts."

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