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4 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com
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.
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8 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster
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.
10 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News
Joachim Loew has shaped a talented German generation into an entertaining and successful team with a history of near misses.
14 hrs ago | WISN-TV
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.
17 hrs ago | The Age
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.
The Italian official accused last week of favouring Argentina and Lionel Messi has been chosen to referee their World Cup final against Germany.
Clint Dempsey spent time with family, did a little fishing, let his broken nose heal and mostly ignored 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.
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.
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.
In the sight of Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer, the man who would be king awaits his destiny.
Argentina and Germany have appeared collectively in nine previous World Cup finals and two against each other.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sat Jul 12, 2014 09:01 pm
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