The Maracana became the moment of reckoning for Germany as they ended their 24-year long wait by lifting the World Cup for the first time as a unified nation.
Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra-time to give Germany their fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina.
As the month-long football carnival drew to a close on Sunday, IBNLive.com picks up the Best XI of the tournament.
The Brazil World Cup could be rated as the best in decades with some beautiful memories to cherish in the future.
The recent incident of not allowing a Madras High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club in Chennai has triggered a controversy.
Well known as Dagarvani Dhrupad singers, they are imparting classical music training to students worldwide via Skype.
Jayaprakash Kerketta runs 20 km even today in the hope of making it big on the international stage one day.
Two artists-Vidyasagar Upadhaya and Vinay Sharma- from Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi joined other artists to draw environment friendly art on 10 cars.
Argentina's 1-0 defeat by Germany in the final prevented Messi, who was named Player of the Tournament, from cementing his place in the pantheon of the truly great.
Some key facts and figures from the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, which finished on Sunday at the Maracana.
Goetze's extra-time goal to beat Argentina and win the cup was the 32nd scored by a substitute in Brazil.