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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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Neymar claims challenge could have paralysed him

Brazilian striker Neymar tearfully claimed to reporters he could have been paralysed after his World Cup injury.

An emotional Neymar broke down as he spoke of Colombian Juan Zuniga's challenge, saying, "If it had been another two centimetres I could be in a wheelchair today."

Brazilian striker Neymar cries during a press conference as he discusses his injury. Credit: REUTERS/Marcelo Regua

"The challenge and what happened was unacceptable. I'm not going to say it was vicious and there was malice or intent because I can't speak for him but everybody who understands football, everybody, knows that was not a normal challenge," he said.

"I feel was blessed because it wasn't more serious," the footballer added.

Neymar revealed he will be supporting Argentina in Sunday's World Cup final against Germany.

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