Argentina

Monday, July 14, 2014

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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 experienced defender was delighted to lift the World Cup after beating Argentina and hailed his side's collective strength

Sunday, July 13, 2014

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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

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COMMENT: Germany won their fourth World Cup as Mario Gotze's strike in extra-time sealed a 1-0 win over Argentina in the final at the Maracana on Sunday

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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 Bayern Munich star has been voted the best goalkeeper at this summer's World Cup, beating off competition from Keylor Navas and Sergio Romero

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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 Barcelona ace finished on the losing side in Sunday's tournament decider in Rio de Janeiro but was nonetheless recognised for his individual excellence in Brazil

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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 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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The 23-year-old was thrust into the limelight after being handed a shock start in the World Cup final following an injury to Sami Khedira

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Neither player will start because of their respective thigh problems, meaning Ezequiel Lavezzi will once again start alongside Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain up front

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

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The head of the Catalan club has pointed to the influence of the Argentina captain in leading his side to the final, as well as the Brazil No.10 prior to his 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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After a worldwide vote on a social media network, the iconic religious statue was lit up in black, yellow and red on the eve of the World Cup final at the Maracana

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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