World Cup Final snapshots: Rio awaits

A Germany fan takes a selfie in Rio.

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Military police stand guard by the Copacabana Fan Park in Rio.

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A street vendor turns out Christ the Redeemer figurines.

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We're on-air at 7pm on ITV (and ITV Player) for live coverage of the 2014 World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana.

World Cup 2014: European team of the tournament

Like him or not, he's in our team.

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For a while, it didn't seem as if this would be Europe's tournament. Only six sides from the continent made it into the last 16 of a competition whose early stages were dominated by Latin American excellence. The likes of Chile and Colombia, though, were thwarted by an unfortunate draw that packed many of those teams into the same half – leaving the likes of Germany and the Netherlands to progress relatively serenely to the last four and beyond. In the final analysis, plenty of Europeans have been among the World Cup's best performers – and here is how a team of them would line up....

Brazil 0-3 Holland - Full time

Ten goals conceded in two games seals a nightmare end for Brazil to the 2014 World Cup as the Dutch secure third place for the first time.

Boos greet the final whistle and while there are no tears on the field in Brasilia, Scolari and the players look like they want to be anywhere else.

In sharp contrast, Louis van Gaal is hugging his staff as his Dutch side end the tournament undefeated aside from the penalty-shootout loss against Argentina. They didn't have to work too hard for tonight's win but it's a deserved victory.

Brazil didn't drop to the depths of the horror show against Germany, but the post mortem of Brazilian football will still pore over elements of tonight's defeat to discover what has gone so wrong for the five-time world champions.

Brazil 0-3 Holland - Vorm is on

It's the dying minutes of the game and Louis van Gaal makes a keeper change. No chance of penalties in this one, but he sends on Michel Vorm in place of Jasper Cillessen to give the Swansea stopper a taste of tournament action.

No sign of Cillessen kicking a bucket in frustration at this one.