Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and former Spanish international Carles Puyol walked through the tunnel at Maracana stadium to present the World Cup in a special Louis Vuitton travel case.
Gisele Bundchen World Cup
Bundchen was in Rio de Janeiro as a VIP guest with her husband, American football star Tom Brady.
Prior to the kick off fans in the stadium were treated to a glittering closing ceremony involving around 1,000 people - including 400 samba dancers and musicians, pop star Shakira and supermodel Gisele.
A 79,000 sellout crowd watched the game from inside the ground, while up to a billion more were expected to tune in on television, potentially making it the most-watched sporting event ever.