World Cup by the numbers

100,000: the number of Argentinians in Rio de Janeiro for the final.

618,725: the number of World Cup final-related tweets sent per minute following the final whistle on Sunday night, according to Twitter. A total of 32.1million tweets were sent relating to the match, less than the 35.6million sent during the incredible Brazil v Germany semi-final.

Don't cry.

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Video: The Story of the 2014 World Cup as told on Instagram

We predicted that Brazil 2014 would be the first 'social' World Cup, and the tournament didn't disappoint, smashing engagement records across Twitter, Facebook and all other social media platforms.

Watch our story of the tournament as told through Instagram (edited by our own Chris Mendes):

'Gotze, you footballing God' - German newspaper review

Germany is waking up to its fourth World Cup title after Mario Gotze's extra-time goal earned a 1-0 win over Argentina in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night.

Here we round up the German press' reaction to the 'Weltmeister' - world champions - and the Argentinian response to defeat.

Germany and Angela Merkel celebrate a first World Cup win for a European nation in the Americans.

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Video: World Cup tournament closer

A tournament that lived up to all the hype came to an end on Sunday night when Germany were crowned World Champions in Rio de Janeiro. Here's how we bowed out on ITV.

Hummels: "It's something we didn't expect"

Matts Hummels tells Gabriel Clarke that Germany were not expecting to win the World Cup when the tournament kicked off in early June.