Germany went right past every obstacle they faced in the 2014 World Cup with dominating victories against Portugal, USA, France, Algeria, Brazil and Argentina. That was the road that Germany had to go through before being claimed as the best in the world.
There are some tournaments where the crown is being tightly contested between 2 or more top squads but this latest edition of the World Cup had Germany being relentless and not showing any signs of slowing down despite the opponent that came in their way.
The German attacker Miroslav Klose marked his name in the history books of World Cups by becoming the all-time top scorer in World Cups which was a record previously held by the Brazilian Ronaldo who managed to score 15 goals but now the German Klose surpassed him by scoring 16.
Brazil were the favorites of winning the 2014 World Cup but a shocking defeat against the Germans destroyed their dreams of lifting the prestigious silverware in their home turf. Argentina had one of the most impressive and powerful attacking combinations at their disposal with the likes of: Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria being the attacking players for Argentina, there was no doubt at all why they were one of the favorites of winning.
Unfortunately for Argentina, it just never happened as Lionel Messi lacked the spark that he has when he plays with his club Barcelona. Messi was the main man to make it happen for his country but his performance was mediocre compared to some of his displays where he is the main force for Barcelona.
There were some flashes of brilliance on some occasions but it didn’t last long enough for Argentina to defeat Germany. The players of Joachim Low dominated the finals of the World Cup by having 64% of possession and more than double the amount of passes, they were comfortable with the ball all around the pitch while Argentina seemed to struggle just keeping it under their control for a large period of time.
The future is bright for Germany as the national squad has players with plenty of years left to play at a high level and their leader; Joachim Low has a contract with the team that will see him remaining in charge of the squad at least until 2016.