South America

Sunday, 13 July 2014

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

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The Selecao coach claims that his side did not play badly in their 3-0 defeat to Netherlands on Saturday and argues that he could continue in the job after the World Cup

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The 30-year-old defender believes that anything is possible with hard work and humility and hopes to write a new chapter for football in his nation with a win over Germany

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The Albiceleste coach claims that his side will have to be at their very best to win Sunday's World Cup final and refuses to reveal whether it will be his last game in charge

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The Brazil skipper was left distraught after Netherlands beat his side 3-0 in the third-place play-off on Saturday to cap an embarrassing World Cup campaign for the hosts

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Pictures from the third-place play-off in Brasilia where Netherlands piled more misery on the hosts with a 3-0 victory to claim the World Cup bronze medal on Saturday

Saturday, 12 July 2014

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Brazil suffered another embarrassing defeat as they lost 3-0 to Netherlands in the third-place play-off in Brasilia on Saturday and the coach must go after a World Cup nightmare

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The three-time World Cup winner says admires the Argentina captain greatly and believes that he is of a similar class to himself, Diego Maradona and Alfredo Di Stefano

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The hosts failed to recover from their semi-final humiliation as Oranje took third place in the World Cup through goals from Robin van Persie, Daley Blind and Georginio Wijnaldum

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Goals from Robin van Persie, Daley Blind and Georginio Wijnaldum were enough to give Oranje the win over the tournament hosts

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The Argentina midfielder put in a great last-ditch tackle to prevent Arjen Robben from eliminating his side but feels that the praise he has received has been excessive

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Follow Goal's LIVE commentary of the World Cup third-place play-off as Luiz Felipe Scolari's men bid to restore national pride after their 7-1 humbling against Germany

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The former national team keeper believes that Joachim Low's side have "the best time at this World Cup" and expects to see them triumph in the final at the Maracana

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

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The Napoli forward insists that that Alejandro Sabella's men are just as worthy participants in the World Cup final as Brazil's conquerors, despite being underdogs

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The Barcelona forward is constantly compared to his compatriot and now has the opportunity to match him by winning the greatest prize of all

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The Argentina great insists he would be glad to see the Barcelona forward take up his mantle if he emulates his 1986 World Cup win, urging him to put his tiredness to one side

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The two teams face each other in a World Cup final for the third time at the Maracana on Sunday, with the Barcelona star on the brink of joining the pantheon of all-time greats