Germany are now the World Champions, having won the Final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Most enthusiasts have rated the 2014 World Cup as the best in recent history for exciting entertaining soccer, featuring a large number of fantastic goals.
In contrast to this, the refereeing in the tournament has come in for a great deal of criticism, for some specific critical errors and also for the overall approach to control of the games and application of the Laws. Individual mistakes can happen for several reasons, and we will not discuss these here. We will instead analyze the overall approach.