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Mario Goetze's World Cup-winning shoe fetches nearly $2.5 million at German charity gala

  • In this Saturday Dec. 6, 2014 picture , German TV presenter Johannes B Kerner , right, and  German national team's head coach Joachim Loew, left, take a look at the left soccer shoe of Germany's midfielder Mario Goetze  that was  be auctioned  during the charity gala "Ein Herz fuer Kinder" (A Heart for Children) a in Berlin. This gala is the German major television fundraising gala .  Mario Goetze’s World Cup-winning left shoe has fetched 2 million euros (US $ 2.5 million) at a children’s charity gala in Germany and is headed for a museum. (AP Photo/Tobias Schwarz,Pool)

    In this Saturday Dec. 6, 2014 picture , German TV presenter Johannes B Kerner , right, and German national team's head coach Joachim Loew, left, take a look at the left soccer shoe of Germany's midfielder Mario Goetze that was be auctioned during the charity gala "Ein Herz fuer Kinder" (A Heart for Children) a in Berlin. This gala is the German major television fundraising gala . Mario Goetze’s World Cup-winning left shoe has fetched 2 million euros (US $ 2.5 million) at a children’s charity gala in Germany and is headed for a museum. (AP Photo/Tobias Schwarz,Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bayern's Mario Goetze, left, and Leverkusen's Lars Bender challenge for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern and Bayer Leverkusen 04 in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Bayern's Mario Goetze, left, and Leverkusen's Lars Bender challenge for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern and Bayer Leverkusen 04 in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)  (The Associated Press)

Mario Goetze's World Cup-winning left shoe has brought a bid of nearly $2.5 million at a children's charity gala in Germany and is headed for a museum.

The Bayern Munich player scored Germany's winning goal against Argentina with his left foot during extra time in the World Cup final in July.

Goetze had offered the shoe to the highest bidder during an annual charity gala, "A Heart for Children," on public television Saturday night. An anonymous donor gave 2 million euros.

Germany coach Joachim Loew said the shoe will be exhibited next year at the new German Football Museum in Dortmund.