So that's it for another four years, but before we bid farewell to Brazil 2014, let's take a look at the World Cup as broken down by numbers.

0: the number of Premier League players included in the official team of the tournament.

1: Just the one goal from Mario Gotze was enough to deliver the trophy to Germany.

1: England goalkeeper Joe Hart made only one save in two World Cup games. He conceded 4 goals.

2: Thomas Müller (2010 & 2014) and Miroslav Klose (2002 & 2006) are the only players to score 5+ goals at consecutive World Cups.

3: Shots on target from Golden Ball winner Lionel Messi during four knockout-stage matches.

5: Spain conceded 5 goals in an international (5-1 vs Holland) for the first time since losing 6-2 to Scotland in June 1963.

6: Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan overtook Cameroon’s Roger Milla (5) as all-time top scoring African player at a World Cup.

6: Only six European nations made it to the last 16; a joint-World cup low since the round of 16 was introduced in 1986.

7: Minutes Argentina were behind during the entire tournament.

7: Germany’s 7-1 win was the biggest margin of victory ever seen in a World Cup semi-final.

8: Games which went to extra-time – a joint record with Italia 90.

10: Reds cards.

10: Sami Khedira is the 10th player to win the European Cup/Champions League and World Cup double in the same season.

12: Penalties scored.

12: Managers who have now left their position.

15: Tim Howard made 15 saves in the USA’s quarter-final defeat to Belgium – a record in a single World Cup game (1966-2014).

16: Miroslav Klose goals in four World Cups – a record.

23: Players used by Holland boss Louis van Gaal – his entire squad.

30: Seconds taken by Clint Dempsey to open the scoring against Ghana – the fifth fastest goal in World Cup history.

31: Brazil committed 31 fouls in their quarter-final win over Colombia; the most fouls that they had made in a single World Cup game since records began in 1966.

32: Goals scored by substitutes – a record.

43: Age of Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondrago when he became the oldest player in World Cup history

52: Miles covered by Germany’s Thomas Muller – the most at the finals and the equivalent of two full marathons.

66: Seconds between Olivier Giroud and Blaise Matuidi scoring for France against Switzerland – least time difference between two goals at finals.

171: The 2014 World Cup equalled the record of France 98 for the most goals scored.

562: Passes completed by Germany’s Philipp Lahm – the most at the finals.

618,725: Tweets per minute about the match at the final whistle, the highest-ever peak during an event.