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Mario Goetze's boot nets USD2.45m at charity

Berlin: The boot with which Mario Goetze struck the World Cup-winning goal this year has raised two million euros (US$2.45m) for German charity 'A Heart for Children', the organisers said on Saturday.

Mario Goetze celebrates after scoring in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina. His left boot (encircled) fetched USD 2.45 million at a charity event in Berlin on Saturday
Mario Goetze celebrates after scoring in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina. His left boot (encircled) fetched USD 2.45 million at a charity event in Berlin on Saturday 

The Bayern Munich star donated to the charity the left boot with which he scored in extra-time, against Argentina to seal Germany's fourth World Cup title in Brazil. All the money will go to the German charity which helps disadvantaged children.

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

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