Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time as Mario Gotze's extra-time winner beat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final. Gotze demonstrated perfect technique and commendable calm to chest down Andre Schurrle's pass and sweep in a left-foot finish with the prospect of a penalty shootout only seven minutes away. Argentina, with skipper Lionel Messi looking subdued despite flashes of his talent, could not respond and Germany claimed their first World Cup since they beat the same opponents in Rome 24 years ago. The success means Joachim Low's side have become the first European team to win the trophy in South America. Read more >>
The cartoon by Paul Thomas from the Daily Express shows a man sitting in an armchair drinking a can of beer whilst watching (we assume) the World Cup final on TV. His wife, who is standing beside him with a long piece of paper, tells him, "It's the list of things you said you'd get round to after the World Cup final ..." The man does not look happy!
The cartoonist uses the stereotype of the husband who always finds excuses to put off doing jobs around the house — and the wife who nags him to do them.
If you get round to (doing) something, you do something after you have intended to do it for some time. • I meant to call you, but somehow I never got around to it. • After putting off for a long time, he finally got round to fixing the leaking tap.