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  • World Cup title ends 10-year project for Germany

    Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger and Germany's head coach Joachim Loew embrace after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won the match 1-0 (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 4:25 pm | Updated: 11:34 pm, Mon Jul 14, 2014.

RIO DE JANEIRO — The World Cup title for Joachim Loew and his “golden generation” crowned a process that was 10 years in the making. With a talented crop of new players coming through, the future looks bright for Germany.

The 1-0 victory over Argentina at the Maracana that gave Germany its fourth title and made it the first European team to win the championship on South American soil completed a circle for Loew that began in 2004, when he became Juergen Klinsmann’s assistant.

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