Mumbai: It was Germany all the way on Sunday’s most anticipated match, a final surely not to be missed. With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.
Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday in a tight and tense World Cup final that came down to one piece of individual skill.
Often dubbed as a ‘cricket crazy’ nation, India watched the FIFA World Cup with the same enthusiasm and craziness as any other participating nation.
Though, India is placed 154th in FIFA rankings and the thought of our footballers playing the nerve-wrecking sporting extravaganza may be a distant dream, but when we love a sport, we just love it the Indian way.
Where India lacks for talent, it makes up for sportsmanship.
Offices were bunked, sea of ‘sick’ leave applications were tabled and all important things kept aside to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Meanwhile, Twitter went berserk over the last month with viral memes of Luis Suarez, female football fans going gaga over the hotness quotient of Andrea Pirlo and tweets shouting GOAAALLLL all over on timelines.
The typical ‘friendly Indian banter’ and prayers for players to create magic with the ball ruled Twitter.
Here is how India reacted to Germany’s win over Argentina.
Sorry to Argentina fans! Unlucky too miss 2 goals congratulations to Germany on their 4th wcup win! Emotions brings back 2011 w cup memories— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 13, 2014
The best words to hear in your profession.There is no higher to climb. Germany you own the world! & an aside our very own Mike Horn congrats— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) July 13, 2014
T 1544 - Seeking the blessings of Christ the Redeemer .. !! http://t.co/7bFo4oisIW— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 13, 2014
Hey Ram. Argentina got killed at the last moment by Nathuram Goetze.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) July 13, 2014
Just received my cool Messi case.Thanks atredd@collectabillia pic.twitter.com/uNzcSs0yM7— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) July 13, 2014
Best wishes to Argentina & Germany for the FIFA World Cup Final. It is amazing how the tournament brought fans across the world together.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 13, 2014
Congrats Germany. We invite you to visit German Bakery.— Bhak Sala (@bhak_sala) July 13, 2014
Someday, when India hosts the FIFA WorldCup, you'll see how smartly ads can be telecast between every pass.— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) July 13, 2014
Dhakka Mukki bohot hui Goal bhi kar lo na— Dhaakad Tau (@Bawli_Booch) July 13, 2014
Great Goal to end a Great Game. Congrats Germany. You guys are one well oiled machine! Midfield Maniacs!!— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) July 13, 2014
Fab game congratulations Germany. A stunning goal to seal the World Cup 2014. Yayy. Argentina were fantastic also. Great World Cup.— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) July 13, 2014