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4 hrs ago |

Argentines flood Rio for World Cup championship

The Buenos Aires taxicab pulled up to Maracana Stadium Friday afternoon with a giant Argentina flag flapping from its trunk after a 37-hour journey.


Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Juan, Diego Romero, Brazil World Cup, Sports, Lionel Messi, Olympics, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics

8 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

World Cup: Netherlands defeats Brazil

This was certainly the case for Brazil Saturday as the World Cup hosts suffered further embarrassment after the Netherlands triumphed 3-0 in the third place playoff match in Brasilia.


Related Topix: Brazil World Cup, Sports, Summer Olympic, Neymar, Olympics, Oscar, Thiago Silva, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics, Soccer Players, David Luiz

10 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Loew needs a title to prove he is a winner

Joachim Loew has shaped a talented German generation into an entertaining and successful team with a history of near misses.


Related Topix: Germany World Cup

14 hrs ago | WISN-TV

World Cup: Neymar named on Golden Ball list

His World Cup was brutally cut short by injury, but Brazilian star Neymar could yet end up a winner after the Barcelona forward was named on FIFA's Golden Ball shortlist to decide the tournament's best player.


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona, Argentina World Cup

17 hrs ago | The Age

Shooting star: Lionel Messi holds the key in attack for Argentina.

Argentina against Germany is the right final for a World Cup that started so brilliantly as a feast of attacking soccer but, in the knockout rounds - with one glaring exception - has reverted to the norm: cagey, nervous and with teams minimising risk.


Related Topix: Germany World Cup, Sports, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, Toni Kroos, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Miroslav Klose

21 hrs ago |

Agent: Toure deserves more praise

The agent of Yaya Toure has claimed the reason the Manchester City midfielder has failed to win any of football's top individual awards is because he is black.


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast World Cup, Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Rizzoli to referee World Cup final

The Italian official accused last week of favouring Argentina and Lionel Messi has been chosen to referee their World Cup final against Germany.


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Dempsey back from World Cup, rejoins Sounders

Clint Dempsey spent time with family, did a little fishing, let his broken nose heal and mostly ignored the World Cup.


Related Topix: Sports, Clint Dempsey, Soccer Players, United States World Cup

The State

A look at some of the best goals at the World Cup

The world will be treated to quite a spectacle if Germany and Argentina - maybe another superb goal from Lionel Messi? - can match those memorable goals in Sunday's final at the Maracana Stadium.


Related Topix: Spain World Cup

Daily Reporter

Argentina, Germany have rich World Cup history

Diego Maradona was reportedly so struck by stage fright that he called for his mother's help as Argentina players sat in silence in their changing room before the 1986 World Cup final against West Germany.


Related Topix: Germany World Cup

Back in final, Germany bolstered by national pride

In 2002, an efficient but limited Germany joylessly ground its way through a weak draw to muted celebrations, before losing to Brazil in the final.


Related Topix: Germany World Cup

WMTW-TV Auburn

World Cup: Messi's moment of immortality?

In the sight of Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer, the man who would be king awaits his destiny.


Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, Nigeria World Cup

Daily Times

Nine previous finals featuring Argentina, Germany : July 11, 2014,

Argentina and Germany have appeared collectively in nine previous World Cup finals and two against each other.


Related Topix: Germany World Cup, Summer Olympic, Diego

Betting Special: Germany favourites for World Cup triumph while Messi ...

Germany and Argentina are the two remaining teams at the World Cup and our tipster looks at the outright markets for the tournament ahead of Sunday's showpiece final World Cup 2014 reaches its conclusion when Germany and Argentina go head-to-head in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night.


Related Topix: Germany World Cup, Sports, Philipp Lahm, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller, World Soccer, More Sports, Bayern Munich

Thu Jul 10, 2014

O-le Canada! Hockey homeland is mad for World Cup

Canada has not sent a team to the World Cup in a generation. But that hasn't stopped Canadians from going a little Cup crazy.


Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, FIFA World Cup

Northern Michigan News

Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina

With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin America But for at least 90 minutes on Sunday, when Argentina takes on Germany in the World Cup final, most Latin Americans will put aside their disdain for their proud neighbors as they look ... (more)


Related Topix: Argentina World Cup, Lionel Messi, Summer Olympic, Sports, Soccer Players, Neymar, Diego, Olympics, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics

The mourning after as Brazil World Cup party ends

THIS Brazilian World Cup campaign has been successful in one sense. Luiz Felipao Scolari's team set out with the mission to expunge the memory of the 'Maracanazo', and now that has been achieved, no question.


Related Topix: Brazil World Cup

Daily Journal

on this Day: Spain finally wins the World Cup

On July 11 in history: A Late strike from Andres Iniesta helps Spain beat Netherlands to win 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg; Italy comfortably overwhelms West Germany to win 1982 World Cup in Madrid.


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The Sand Trap

2014 FIFA World Cup Thread

I reckon that there's at least five and probably six occasions out of 16 where the wrong team wins Argentina won't sit off Germany like Brazil did and Germany will have it much harder.


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Nasri pens five-year Manchester City deal

The former Arsenal midfielder has already won two Premier League titles at the Etihad Stadium and is excited to spend the peak years of his career pursuing more success there Samir Nasri has put pen to paper on a new five-year contract with Premier League champions Manchester City , keeping him at the club until 2019.


Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Soccer Players, Samir Nasri, Manchester City, France World Cup