Monday, 14 July 2014

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The likes of Colombia's James Rodriguez became household names, while Thomas Muller, Robin van Persie, David Luiz and more left indelible marks on an incredible summer of football

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Manchester City were on the verge of going from no World Cup winners to three in one night, but in the end it is Arsenal and Chelsea who will be welcoming home their champions

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The 27-year-old produced moments of danger in his bid to lead Argentina to glory at the Maracana on Sunday, but was ultimately nullified and defeated by Germany

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The Albiceleste coach spoke of his pride in the Argentina players but refused to be drawn on his future following the defeat to Germany in Sunday's World Cup final at the Maracana

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The 59-year-old was pleased with his side's performances at the World Cup irrespective of Sunday's loss and felt things could easily have gone their way

Sunday, 13 July 2014

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The Barcelona forward was brilliant against the lesser lights in this World Cup, but failed to inspire his side to victory like Maradona did when it mattered most

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The Barcelona star was distraught after Argentina lost the World Cup final to Germany in Rio and says the horror of losing the game will haunt the players forever

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The trophy couldn't find it's new owner during normal time, but a fantastic finish gave Germany the World Cup in the Maracana, as substitutes Schurrle and Gotze combined lethally

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The Bayern Munich star's goal in the second half of extra-time was enough to separate the two teams and give Joachim Low's men the world crown

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Follow Goal's LIVE commentary of the World Cup final as Lionel Messi bids to inspire Alejandro Sabella's men to glory against Joachim Low's ruthless team

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The 34-year-old goalkeeper feels that it is only right that he step aside now to allow the Selecao to find a worthy successor for the World Cup in Russia in 2018

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Germany and Argentina meet at the Maracana but who do you think will emerge victorious? Will Lionel Messi do the damage or can the Europeans defeat another South American side?

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The Napoli boss believes that Argentina boast the tournament's most "explosive" forward line but argues that Germany have been the stronger side overall in Brazil

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The head of the Catalan club points to the influence of the Argentina captain in leading his side to the final, as well as the Brazil No.10 prior to his back injury

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Die Mannschaft come into the tournament decider on the back of a stunning 7-1 win over Brazil but the Albiceleste legend has claimed that "the favourites never win"

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The World Cup winner believes Alejandro Sabella's team need an exceptional showing from their leading man against Germany, and says the forward is at his peak

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The former Spain striker thinks Die Mannschaft must be considered the likely winners against Argentina on Sunday, believing their lack of dependence on individuals is key

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The Selecao midfielder conceded that his team failed to meet expectations in the World Cup and now need to be strong enough to accept the harsh assessments they are due

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Over 42,000 fans have crossed the border to support Argentina in the World Cup final, while excitement has reached fever pitch in the Barcelona superstar's hometown