Friday, July 11, 2014
The Manchester City player feels the Europeans are the clear favorites, but has stressed Argentina will give its all to emerge victorious.
The Manchester City defender has been superb for his country during its run to Sunday's World Cup final against Germany at the Maracana.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Germany striker paid tribute to the legendary Brazilian after scoring in Tuesday's World Cup semifinal to eclipse his record and become the tournament's all-time top scorer.
The Brazil striker has thrown his support behind his Barcelona teammate, backing him to triumph when Argentina meet Germany in Sunday's World Cup final at the Maracana.
The Albiceleste icon is hopeful the South Americans can win their third World Cup at the expense of Joachim Low's men and hailed the performance of Javier Mascherano.
The 24-year-old has been the hero for Joachim Low's side during the World Cup and has the chance to win a second Golden Boot if he scores in the final against Argentina on Sunday.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The Dortmund defender is suffering from a minor knee problem and may miss Germany's date in the showpiece final at the Maracana on Sunday.
Kun was elated with his team's penalty shootout semifinal victory over the Netherlands, as was Javier Mascherano who said they now have a once in a lifetime opportunity
The flamboyant center back had made a major contribution to Brazil's march to the World Cup semifinals, but all his good work came crashing down in 90 disastrous minutes.
The former Bayern Munich man was not impressed by the host's naive approach and feels the entire team failed under the weight of expectation.
The three-time World Cup finalist was asked to leave after he attempted to console his compatriots following their shock defeat against Germany.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The defender says there will be no wild celebrations after Germany's destruction of Brazil, calling on his teammates to focus on the final.
The Germany boss insists his side is focused on the final after its 7-1 win, claiming that the margin of victory did not reflect the actual difference between the sides.
The 65-year-old took responsibility for his side's shock semi-final collapse at the hands of Germany, which he described as a defeat of "catastrophic proportions."
Germany is receiving all of the plaudits after its 7-1 thumping of host Brazil in Belo Horizonte, but the truth is that Brazil inflicted this humiliation on itself.
The Germany forward was ecstatic with his team's semifinal performance as it inflicted a humiliating 7-1 defeat on the World Cup host in Belo Horizonte
The host nation was humiliated as it slumped to a shocking 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup semifinal Tuesday.
It proved to be a record-breaking night in Belo Horizonte as the host nation was humiliated by Joachim Low's men.
After the Selecao suffered a chastening capitulation in their semifinal with Germany, Goal takes a look back at teams that have seen similar embarrassment on the World Cup stage.
The Brazil boss must take responsibility for what is probably the most embarrassing defeat in the nation's entire history, eclipsing even the Maracanazo.