Schweinsteiger gets back on the field.
Nine minutes to play in the match.
Super sub. Mario Gotze scores and he has just won the World Cup for Germany.
Down the lefthand touch, Schürrle with the cross. Gotze takes it off his chest and puts it past Romero with his left foot. What a cracking goal.
The first time Argentina have been behind at this World Cup. First goal conceded in the second stage of the tournament.
Just five minutes left now. Germany about to claim a fourth World Cup title.
That goal is worth winning a World Cup. Off his chest and left foot volley.
Into the final few minutes now.
Thomas Mueller breaks into the box but can't get in a decent shot.
Messi fouled. Argentina get a freekick near the edge of the box.
Messi lines up the freekick. This to send it into penalties....
It's about 10m from edge of box on the righthand side.
And it's well over the crossbar. That will be the game.
GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP
They become the first European side to win the World Cup on South American soil.
It is Germany's first World Cup title since 1990.
Philipp Lahm will lift the World Cup. One of the under-rated performers of the tournament.
The teams wait for the official presentation...
As you can imagine Messi looks pretty shattered out there. Didn't find the back of the next in the second stage of the tournament.
Here come the medals and the trophy.
Messi leads Argentina up the steps.
Sorry, first up is Manuel Neuer who receives the golden glove award.
Messie is named player of the tournament and he then leads his side up the steps.
They walk past the World Cup. So close.
And as soon as the second place medal land around their necks, they quickly take them off.
And here come the Germans.
Bastian Schweinsteiger leads the way. Some tournament he has had.
All the German players get hugs and kisses from chancellor Angela Merkel.
They stand together now and Lahm is the last to get his medal. And is handed over the World Cup trophy from the president of Brazil.
So that's the end of our coverage. Thanks for joining me during the morning. Well done to Germany. Deserved winners. Now we wait four years. Hopefully we can cheer on the All Whites then.