Götze’s winning World Cup boot nets fortune

Götze's winning World Cup boot nets fortune
Mario Götze scores the winner for Germany against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil. Photo: DPA
Mario Götze's left boot, with which he scored the World Cup-winning goal, has raised €2 million (US$2.45m) for the German charity event "A Heart for Children", organisers revealed Saturday.

The 22-year-old Bayern Munich star donated to the charity the boot with which he scored the only goal in Germany's 1-0 extra-time win over Argentina to seal Germany's fourth World Cup title in Brazil in July.

A single, unidentified donation has claimed the boot with all of the seven-digit sum going to the German charity which helps disadvantaged children.

"That is overwhelming, I would have never dreamed of such a figure," Götze told German daily Bild.

"Two million is such a huge sum, the good thing is that it's for a good cause and not just for a boot."

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