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Archives: World Cup

How Sabella’s Tactical Changes Played Right Into the Hands of Germany

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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And so it finally happened! 120 minutes on the 13th of July 2014; 120 minutes in the famous Maracana Stadium; 120 minutes to determine the World Champions; 120 minutes to change soccer players into legends. …and what a tense 120 … Continue reading

Highs and Lows of ESPN’s World Cup 2014 Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In 2005, ABC/ESPN paid just $100 million for the English-language rights to the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups (as well as 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cups). That fee was dwarfed in 2011 when FOX paid $425 million to win … 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

WATCH World Cup Memories: Interviews With ESPN’s Soccer Pundits [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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ESPN has done a tremendous job televising the 2014 FIFA World Cup, breaking several TV ratings records and drawing viewers in across the United States to watch this Beautiful Game. In this exclusive short film, we recently sat down 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

NBA Star LeBron James Pictured in Brazil for World Cup Final [PHOTO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Now that he’s signed with Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA star LeBron James will be attending the World Cup Final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil today to watch Argentina battle Germany for the most prestigious tournament in the world. After leaving Miami … 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

WATCH ‘We Are The Germans’ Music Video; Fantastiche Unofficial World Cup Song [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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“We Are The Germans” has been my guilty pleasure this weekend. The hilarious music video features the unofficial World Cup song “We Are The Germans,” which is the perfect rallying cry ahead of Germany’s World Cup Final match against Argentina. … 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

Univision’s 12 Hours of Live World Cup Coverage Including Closing Ceremony Begins at 11am ET

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Univision is planning 12 hours of live World Cup Final coverage today beginning at 11am ET/8am PT. The coverage includes the Closing Ceremony, which will feature performances by musical stars Shakira, Wyclef Jean, Carlos Santana, Alexandre Pires, Carlinhos Brown, and … 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

Russia Unveils Official Posters For World Cup 2018 Host Cities [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Russian President Vladimir Putin says that his country will spend $20 billion on hosting the 2018 World Cup, which will see 11 host cities building stadiums and infrastructure spanning 1,500 miles across the country. With the 2018 World Cup only … 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