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Archives: Argentina

Juan Riquelme: The Enigma, The Idol and Prodigal Son Returns to Argentinos Juniors

Posted on by Juan Arango
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Juan Román Riquelme was always a personality that intrigued many in the soccer world.  His unparalleled skill and penchant to virtually will the ball wherever he wanted made him such an attractive footballer to watch on any pitch he played … Continue reading

Messi Will Most Likely Never Be The Best Ever And That’s Okay

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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Following Sunday’s World Cup final loss to Germany, albeit in extra time, Lionel Messi’s legacy took a sharp hit. If he never wins the game’s most prestigious trophy, Messi will never be considered the greatest soccer player ever, and that’s … Continue reading

World Soccer Talk’s Best Starting XI Of The 2014 World Cup

Posted on by Andrew Jones
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In arguably the greatest World Cup ever, the five week adventure that is the grand global tournament in Brazil has now concluded. Now in a fitting conclusion that saw a resilient and mentally strong German side win their fourth world … Continue reading

Lionel Messi Didn’t Deserve to Win the Golden Ball Award at the World Cup

Posted on by Juan Arango
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The free-kick in the dying moments of extra time saw Lionel Messi in a position where he could etch himself into immortality. He was not going to win the match at that point, but if he had scored, Argentina could … Continue reading

Five Observations From the 2014 World Cup Final

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The 2014 World Cup final was not a classic but it would be hard to argue that the Germans were not deserving winners. They were the best collective unit, achieved the outstanding result in the World Cup demolishing the hosts, … Continue reading

Messi’s Lack of Respect to Alejandro Sabella Ends Sour Night For Argentina

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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The inevitable question of Leo Messi’s greatness will surely start after Argentina’s 1-0 loss in extra time to Germany. Despite a few flashes of greatness during the final game in the 2014 World Cup, Messi was a shadow of himself … Continue reading

Player Ratings For Germany 1-0 Argentina in 2014 World Cup Final

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Germany won the World Cup late in extra time with a wonderful goal from Mario Gotze to deny Argentina. Here are the player ratings for both teams from the final. Germany   Manuel Neuer, 8: Neuer didn’t have too much … Continue reading

WATCH Germany Wins 2014 World Cup; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Congratulations to Germany on winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time. After the first 90 minutes ended 0-0, the match went to extra time. In the second half of extra time, Mario Götze’s goal … Continue reading

WATCH Mario Götze’s Goal For Germany Against Argentina [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Mario Götze scored a sensational goal for Germany deep in the second half of extra time, to give Germany a 1-0 lead against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. “That looked like golddust to the Germans” exclaimed ESPN commentator … Continue reading

Germany vs Argentina World Cup Final, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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This is it. The game we wait every four years for, and it’ll be over in 90 minutes or more. Savor every moment. And share your observations, rants and raves in the comments section below with fellow World Soccer Talk … Continue reading

WATCH Argentina 0-0 Germany World Cup Final: 1st Half Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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World Cup finals are often cagey events, with teams too nervous to make mistakes in case it costs them the game. But in the first half between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana, this was a joy to watch with … Continue reading

All the Info You Need For the World Cup Final: Germany vs Argentina

Posted on by Alex Muller
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World Cup Final information at your fingertips: Germany World Cup Team Preview Argentina World Cup Team Preview Germany vs Argentina: Key player matchups Argentina vs Germany: By the numbers Germany vs Argentina World Cup Preview Where to find the World … Continue reading

World Cup Final Featured On Newspaper Front Covers Around the World [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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World Cup Final day finds the two nations’ newspapers in different moods. German newspapers express a brazen confidence while underdog Argentina harps on hope, prayer, and dreams.  Frankfurter Allgemeine (above) has the most distinctive front page of the day.  No words are … Continue reading

Messi Must Seize His Date With Destiny, Just As Diego Maradona Did 28 Years Ago

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The comparisons between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona can be a little tiresome, but they’re understandably natural. Both supreme masters of their craft, both Argentinean No.10’s, both left-footed, both deistic figures for their compatriots. And on the cusp of the … Continue reading

Germany vs Argentina World Cup Final: Key Player Matchups

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Will Argentina complete a remarkable and slightly inexplicable run to the title, or will Germany finally realize their unlimited potential? Here are the key matchups to watch. Ezequiel Garay v. Miroslav Klose Klose has done it. He has set the … Continue reading

Where to Find the World Cup Final On US TV And Internet: Germany vs Argentina

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s must-see game between Germany and Argentina will be shown live on US television and Internet beginning at 3pm ET/Noon PT. The winner today will be crowned World Champions. It’s important to reiterate that the match kicks off at 3pm … Continue reading

Who Do You Think Will Win the World Cup Final?

Posted on by Alex Muller
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With the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final just hours away, it’s now your opportunity to share your expertise and let us know who you think will win soccer’s ultimate trophy. Will it be Germany or Argentina that will lift the … Continue reading

Argentina vs. Germany: By The Numbers

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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The winners of the 20th FIFA World Cup will be decided in a mouth-watering clash between two giants of international football in the historic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Between them, Argentina and Germany have won 5 World Cup … Continue reading