Saturday, July 12, 2014

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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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Netherlands face hosts Brazil to decide who finishes top of the pile outside of the final but our Sony Fan Ambassador muses about how uninspiring the fixture is

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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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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 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

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Having failed to score in the knockout stages due to some tight man marking, Al Hain-Cole expects the Albiceleste captain to rediscover his golden touch at just the right time

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The captain has been at the heart of his nation's rebirth since their disastrous Euro 2000 campaign and could complete an incredible international journey by lifting the World Cup

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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 Albiceleste were carried through the group stage by their captain, but Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain, Javier Mascherano and Sergio Romero have all since played their part

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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

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Joachim Low's men may have struggled against allegedly inferior opposition but they comfortably saw off Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. before later humiliating the host nation

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The Selecao trainer accepted that his future was up in the air, but insisted that his employers should looks past the Germany defeat when judging his tenure

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The Selecao's skipper is set to return to the side after suspension and says the hosts are keen to beat Netherlands after defeat to the Dutch at the 2010 World Cup

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The 65-year-old believes he will always be remembered for his team's loss to Germany on Tuesday, but hopes to finish the World Cup on a high by beating the Dutch on Saturday

Friday, July 11, 2014

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The former AC Milan striker was left irked by the Italy coach's decision not to inform him personally of his World Cup snub, but says he bears no grudges