Sunday 13 July 2014

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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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EXCLUSIVE: The USA assistant believes the style and cohesion of the squad makes the team a formidable force and says there is little wonder to see interest in Toni Kroos

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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 when they play Argentina on Sunday

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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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The striker skippered an unfancied Netherlands side to third place at the World Cup and Old Trafford fans will be hoping he can thrive once again under the 62-year-old coach

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England failed to win a game at the World Cup in Brazil but the former skipper believes the Liverpool man should lead the nation into the 2016 European Championship in two years

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The Argentina goalkeeper barely featured on loan in France last season, but his two shootout saves on Wednesday saw the Albiceleste reach their first final since 1990

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The Oranje midfielder expressed his delight at his side's ability to move on from the disappointment of their semi-final defeat as they comfortably saw off the hosts

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EXCLUSIVE: The former Germany international believes the Argentina captain is short of his sharpest form and has hailed Joachim Low's midfield as the world's strongest

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The former striker is confident that his countrymen can overcome Argentina in Sunday's World Cup final, urging them to end their 24-year wait to lift the trophy

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The Selecao defender assures fans that his side were desperate to sign off from the World Cup with a win but were burdened by the impact of their heavy semi-final defeat

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EXCLUSIVE: The veteran striker believes Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Javier Mascherano will be key to success against Germany and praises the work of Alejandro Sabella

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The Manchester United striker has hit back at criticism from the former Oranje player over his commitment to the national team and says now is no time for arguments

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The Selecao defender has admitted that his side's chastening defeat to Joachim Low's men affected their performance against Netherlands on Saturday

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The Oranje coach revealed he had found it difficult to lift his players after their semi-final exit to Argentina, but was pleased with the reaction of his squad on Saturday

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The midfielder believes his team will never recover from the trouncing at the hands of Joachim Low's men and admits the players were lost on the field against the Dutch

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The Netherlands star reveals that his coach would welcome him at Old Trafford but insists that he is happy at Bayern Munich and has no intention of leaving this summer