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Mario Goetze scored a superb extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America Sunday.Argentina and Messi were left squandering a handful of gilt-edged chances, including one that fell to Messi in the second half.Toni Kroos misdirected a header back to Manuel Neuer to send Gonzalo Higuain racing through on goal.Messi released Lavezzi down the right who swept in a low cross for Higuain who drilled his finish past Neuer before wheeling away in delight.The latent threat of Messi meant Germany could never entirely relax.Messi squandered another golden Argentinian chance two minutes after the restart, latching onto a pass from Lucas Biglia but scuffing his shot wide of Neuer.Germany controlled possession without really testing Romero, while Argentina were unable to pass a German defense superbly marshaled by Mats Hummels and Boateng.
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