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Goetze goal in WCup final ties tournament record

Goetze's winning goal for Germany in World Cup final ties tournament record of 171
Posted on July 13, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 13, 2014 at 5:54 p.m.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mario Goetze’s winning goal for Germany in the World Cup final was the 171st scored in Brazil, equaling the tournament record.

Substitute Goetze scored in the 113th minute to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina at Maracana Stadium on Sunday.

The overall goals mark was set at the 1998 World Cup in France, which was the first played with 32 teams over 64 matches.

That averages at 2.67 goals per game.

Only 145 goals were scored at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa at an average of 2.27 per game.




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 In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill. The state jobless rate has dropped for four straight months and is at its lowest point since October 2008. Illinois has lagged the country as a whole in its recovery from recession, and the state's unemployment rate has been among the worst in the country for months. Thursday's report provides signs that Illinois may be starting to catch up. Construction companies added 3,500 jobs in June, an increase of 1.8 percent. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Updated on July 20, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.
 Germany's Toni Kroos (18) rises above Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) to head the ball during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Updated on July 17, 2014 at 3:52 a.m.
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