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Archives: Argentina

After Javier Mascherano Collision, FIFA Must Take Head Injuries More Seriously

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Argentina defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano suffered a significant concussion in Wednesday night’s World Cup semi-final against Netherlands after clashing heads with Georginio Wijnaldum. Seconds after the collision, Mascherano stumbled in a daze, and looked like he was going to fall head … Continue reading

WATCH Argentina 0-0 Netherlands (4-2 Penalties): Match Highlights; Argentina Advance to World Cup Final

Posted on by Chris Ryan
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The second semifinal of the 2014 World Cup was an opposite of the first. Where the first match had precision, space, and inventiveness the second was tight, tentative, and largely predictable. The first forty five minutes of the first semi … Continue reading

Netherlands vs Argentina: Starting Lineups, TV Times And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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Following last night’s catastrophic display by Brazil, Argentina are the only South American representative remaining in the tournament. They will want to maintain that status after today’s game against the Netherlands. Where to watch – The game kicks off at … Continue reading

Front Covers of Newspapers From Argentina and Netherlands Ahead of World Cup Semifinal [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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Yesterday Germany got their revenge for 2002 World Cup Final loss to Brazil in spades. Today we get a rematch of the 1978 Final between Holland and Argentina. Their newspapers today reveal two nations focused on different emotions; the Dutch … Continue reading

Argentina vs. Netherlands Predicted Lineups and Team News

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The Netherlands and Argentina are two nations that will feel as though they’ve never quite fulfilled their potential on the international stage. They’re teams that have boasted  some of the greatest players to have ever played the game and yet … Continue reading

Argentina vs Netherland Preview: World Cup Semifinal

Posted on by Rory OBeirne
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If last night was the most shockingly one-sided result in this World Cup, then tonight’s semi-final should prove to be a much more tight and evenly matched affair. It would be astonishing to see such a one-sided game as we … Continue reading

WATCH Trailer For ‘Messi: The Movie’ [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Leo Messi will be hitting the silver screen soon when his film, “Messi: The Movie,” will be released in movie theaters and, later, on TV screens worldwide. Directed by Spaniard Alex de la Iglesia, the part-film, part-documentary, takes viewers on … Continue reading

Why Goalkeeper Sergio Romero is a Big Part of Argentina’s Success

Posted on by Juan Arango
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In 1990, Sergio Goycochea stepped in for the injured Neri Pumpido and would be one of the catalysts to help lead Argentina in the World Cup. Between Maradona playing on one leg and “Goico” making important saves as well as … Continue reading

Why Europe Will Eventually Beat South America at Brazil 2014

Posted on by Søren Frank
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It’s getting closer, much closer. Today and tomorrow will decide who will meet each other in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil. Four teams, four nations, are still in the race. Before the tournament, Brazil were red hot favorites. … Continue reading

Argentina’s Top Five Players Not Named Messi

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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Argentina have been labelled as a one-man team well before the start of the World Cup but how true is this? Messi’s critics have long said that his impressive performances for Barcelona are only possible due to the brilliance of … Continue reading

World Cup Semifinal Odds and Backstories On Argentina, Germany, Brazil and Netherlands

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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Three-time World Cup loser Netherlands is the only outsider in a final four that features three of the most successful sides in history. Still, Argentina, Brazil, and Germany, despite having won more than half of all the World Cups played, … Continue reading

The Contenders to Win the Golden Ball Trophy At World Cup 2014

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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With only four matches left in another glorious edition of the World Cup, a new champion of the tournament will be crowned soon. Another competition is heating up in Brazil as the Golden Ball is still up for the taking. … Continue reading

Real Madrid Legend Alfredo Di Stefano Dies, Age 88

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Alfredo Di Stefano has died at the age of 88. Widely regarding as one of the greatest soccer players of all time, Alfredo Di Stefano suffered a heart attack late last week, but seemed to be in stable condition, recovering at … Continue reading

WATCH Argentina vs Netherlands, 1978 World Cup Final; The Full 90 Minutes [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The 1978 World Cup was a memorable one. The teams played in a vibrant style, the Argentinean fans were wonderful and the pitches were littered with that iconic ticker tape. There are plenty of comparisons you can draw with the … Continue reading

Argentina’s Angel Di Maria Out For Remainder of World Cup

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Argentina’s Angel Di Maria will miss the remainder of the 2014 World Cup due to a muscle tear in his right thigh sustained during their quarterfinals game against Belgium. Although the injury is not severe he’s expected to miss at … Continue reading

Odds On Brazil, Germany, Argentina or Holland Winning the World Cup

Posted on by Chris McFarland
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Which team has the best odds to win the 2014 World Cup, and which teams will win in the semi-finals? Find out below. First, an update regarding how the odds are determined. Using Elo ratings (ER), an elegant metric for … Continue reading

Which 2 Teams Will Reach the World Cup Final?

Posted on by Alex Muller
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From 32 teams at the beginning of the 2014 World Cup, the tournament has now been narrowed down to the four teams that have qualified for the semi-final. Who will it be that will reach the final? Will it be … Continue reading

5 Observations From Argentina-Belgium World Cup Quarterfinal

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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Belgium’s Golden Generation failed to shine as a professional and disciplined Argentina eked out a relatively comfortable 1-0 win. Something had to give as the Belgians had previously never lost with Thibaut Courtois in goal in 21 consecutive games whilst … Continue reading