Updated: Monday, 14 July 2014 04:57 | By Agence France-Presse

Germany and Argentina go into extra-time

Four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi's Argentina and Germany were tied at 0-0 as the third successive World Cup final went into extra-time on Sunday. 

Germany and Argentina go into extra-time

Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (L) and Argentina's forward Gonzalo Higuain compete for the ball during the final football match between Germany and Argentina for the FIFA World Cup at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014 - by Nelson Almeida

The best chance of the second-half fell to Messi in the 45th minute but the Barcelona star scuffed his shot and it went wide of the far post.

Argentina had the ball in the net through Gonzalo Higuain in the 29th minute but the goal was ruled offside.

The best chance of the first-half fell to Higuain as well. Toni Kroos's ill-judged back header fell into his path with only goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to beat, but the Napoli striker snatched at his shot which went wide.

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