South America

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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The former England international acknowledged the strength of Germany's squad but believes the Argentina forward will be the only "star" on show at the Maracana

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The Bayern Munich star says the Europeans must stay calm to beat Argentina in Sunday's World Cup final and says midfielder Javier Mascherano is 'the leader of a pack of wolves'

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The former Italy defender believes Joachim Low's side are the clear favourites to win the World Cup when they line up against Argentina in the final on Sunday

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The former national team keeper believes that the Mannschaft’s allegedly superior big-game experience will see them home against the Albiceleste

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The coach believes the future is bright for his team even if they are defeated by the South Americans in Sunday's World Cup final at the Maracana

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The Napoli forward insists that Alejandro Sabella's men are just as worthy participants in the biggest game in football as Brazil's conquerors

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The forward claimed that he is being pursued by a number of top sides and admitted that he has no idea where he will be next season

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The Barcelona ace is hoping that after successive quarter-final eliminations at the hands of the Mannschaft, fate will finally smile on the Albiceleste

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The Brazilian left-back was deemed surplus to requirements at the Stadio Olimpico following the arrival of Ashley Cole, prompting a move to San Siro

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Ahead of Sunday's final with Germany, the Argentina star insists lifting the trophy would be a greater achievement than any individual prize he has won over the years

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The Selecao boss was recorded in conversation with Thiago Silva and chief press officer Rodrigo Paiva, privately revealing his incredulity over the semi-final humiliation

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WINDOW WATCH: Goal's weekly column looks at how Brendan Rodgers can go about suitably replacing the Uruguayan and the ongoing rivalry between the Reds and Arsenal

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The Colombia forward admits he is flattered by rumoured interest from the La Liga club and would willingly make a move to the Spanish capital if the opportunity arises

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Brazil appear likely to appoint a new coach after their horror World Cup semi-final exit at the hands of Germany, with two high profile names being tipped to take charge

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The Argentina international is keen to work with Louis van Gaal, while an agreement in principle over personal terms is believed to have been reached between club and player

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The Dutchman previously tried to sign the Chile international at Bayern Munich and has urged his new club to step up their efforts to bring the midfielder to Old Trafford

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The Germany striker is wary their World Cup final opponents will be looking to make amends for being knocked out by his side in 2006 and 2010