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World Cup fans gather at the Civic Center Plaza to watch the final match of the tournament. 

Hundreds of soccer fans gather at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza Sunday to watch the final match of the World Cup between Argentina and Germany.
Nathaniel Y. Downes / Special to The S.F. Examiner
Germany and Argentina play for the World Cup championship.
Nathaniel Y. Downes / Special to The S.F. Examiner
Fans pack the Civic Center Plaza to watch the final match of the World Cup.
Nathaniel Y. Downes / Special to The S.F. Examiner
Catalina Linacre waves the Argentina flag in support of her home country's team.
Nathaniel Y. Downes / Special to The S.F. Examiner
Argentina supporters watch their dreams of a World Cup championship slip away at the Civic Center Plaza on Sunday July 13, 2014.
Nathaniel Y. Downes / Special to The S.F. Examiner
Angeles Gottheil's face expresses the emotion of a missed corner by Argentina in the final minutes of regular time in the World Cup Championship match.
Nathaniel Y. Downes / Special to The S.F. Examiner
Argentina supporters watch their dreams of a World Cup championship slip away at the Civic Center Plaza on Sunday July 13, 2014.
Nathaniel Y. Downes / Special to The S.F. Examiner
Argentina supporters watch their dreams of a World Cup championship slip away at the Civic Center Plaza on Sunday July 13, 2014.
Nathaniel Y. Downes / Special to The S.F. Examiner
Ndeye Marie Biotteau, visiting San Francisco for three weeks this summer from Britain, France gets her face painted in support of Argentina.
Nathaniel Y. Downes / Special to The S.F. Examiner
German supporters cheer at the same time an Argentina fan looks away from the big screen after the German team strike in the final minutes of extra time in the World Cup championship game on Sunday July 13, 2014.
Nathaniel Y. Downes / Special to The S.F. Examiner
Volker Richter from Hamburg, Germany and Carlos Alberto Bubello of Buenos Aires, Argentina (L to R) share an embrace after Germany's 1-0 victory over Argentina in the final match of the World Cup.
Nathaniel Y. Downes / Special to The S.F. Examiner
Renee Sophie Richter, 13, Tanja Richter, 40, Volker Richter, 50 and Lilly Maxime, 9 (L to R) of Hamburg, Germany celebrate the win of their home team while on vacation in San Francisco.
Nathaniel Y. Downes / Special to The S.F. Examiner
German supporters sing in German after the final whistle sounds to make Germany the 2014 World Cup champions on Sunday July 13, 2014.
Nathaniel Y. Downes / Special to The S.F. Examiner
Fans kick the ball around in the pitch set up on the Civic Center Plaza during the final match of the World Cup.
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Nathaniel Y. Downes / Special to The S.F. Examiner
Germany and Argentina play for the World Cup championship.
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