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.