July 13, 2014 7:47 pm
Updated: July 14, 2014 8:03 am

Winnipeg watches World Cup final

Germany fans watch during World Cup Final

Randall Paul, Global News

WINNIPEG — Black, red, and gold were the most important colours at the German Club for the final game of the World Cup.

“The atmosphere here is unreal. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else except right here, right now, at the German Club in Winnipeg,” German fan Derek Pillon said Sunday.

Germany took on Argentina for the final game on the 32nd day of the FIFA Tournament and the rivalry ran deep.

“There’s one guy at our table who has an Argentina shirt on, but he’s got his zip up over top so we’re all like dissing him,” said German fan Carol Visch.

More than 400 people packed into the German Club Sunday.

“Max capacity and no one else can get in here right now, so it’s a privilege to be here right now in the middle of all this and be watching this world event,” Pillion said.

Millions were glued to their screens for 2.5 hours, watching close call after close call.  But in the end, the odds-on favourite, Germany, won 1-0, becoming the champions of the 20th FIFA World Cup.

The World Cup will kick off again in 2018 in Russia.

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