Rio Ferdinand, Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker all sported black suits in the BBC studio on the Copacabana beach, but was that to celebrate the final or because of the former Liverpool defender's final bow?
"I've been in football for 41 years and I'm going out right at the top, just as I did at Liverpool," he said.
"I have worked for a great organisation with wonderful people on the most fantastic programme."
Here's how Hansen's finale has gone down on Twitter:
Ferdinand, Shearer and Hansen look like three confidence tricksters anxiously waiting at the probate of an elderly spinster's will.Clive Martin (@thugclive) July 13, 2014
Alan Hansen says the Germans "won't double up on Messi, but they might double up on Messi". I'm gonna miss you, Alan.Johnny Van Harro (@THEJohnHarrison) July 13, 2014
BBC panel looking suitably funereal for Alan Hansen's last appearance.David Baddiel (@Baddiel) July 13, 2014
Rio will become new hansen. Sensational.Chris sudlow (@howfenred) July 13, 2014
Ngl gonna miss Alan Hansen, MOTD won't be the same without himTeam #ARG (@LimitlessLeo) July 13, 2014
I'm actually gonna miss Alan HansenMuna (@MunzzyAFC) July 13, 2014