Sunday, 13 July 2014

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The Monaco attacking midfielder scored six goals in Brazil, one more than Germany's Thomas Muller, who won the trophy in South Africa four years ago

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The ex-Azzurri coach was heavily criticised after his side were dumped out at the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil after back-to-back 1-0 losses to Costa Rica and Uruguay

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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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With Louis van Gaal looking to overhaul a team that severely underachieved last season, the bookies have slashed the odds on him landing the in-demand Juventus midfielder next

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The former France star saw red for a foul on Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup final but feels that he should have been shown more understanding for a provoked assault

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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 Oranje defender enthused about the quality of the young players in the Dutch squad and admits he hopes the group can "stick together" in future

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The Chelsea boss, who will be up against the Dutchman in the Premier League next season, believes the 62-year-old got more out of his Netherlands players than many had expected

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The USA assistant believes that the mix of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund players makes Joachim Low's side a formidable force ahead of the World Cup final

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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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The striker believes that his side have the character and attributes to make amends for their 2002 World Cup final defeat to Brazil when they play Argentina on Sunday

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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

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The Argentina star has issued a rallying cry to his team-mates, urging them to realise their dream of becoming world champions when they face Germany in Rio de Janeiro

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Paddy Power are offering new customers the chance to back either side at huge enhanced prices for Sunday's showpiece final plus a Money Back Special for existing customers