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They’ve got the vier

July 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

The stats tell the story. Argentina - ten attempts on goal, none on target. Germany - ten attempts on goal, five on target. Argentina had enough chances to win the game in normal time but Germany won their fourth World Cup with a brilliant piece of finishing from Mario Gotze seven minutes from the end of extra time. Argentina missed a series […]

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Final Preview – Messi’s Baggio moment?

July 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Argentina v. Germany on sunday will the third final in which they’ve faced each other. The first, 1986, was a 3-2 cracker but the last, in 1990, was settled with an Andreas Brehme penalty on 85th minutes after a dull stalemate of a game. Let’s hope this one is better. Argentina have not been very […]

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Brazilians torn off a strip

July 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

The worst defending we’ve seen for years. David Luis in particular lost all positional control but was far from alone. Brazil’s weaknesses were brutally exploited by the Germans. Luis was Captain in place of the suspended Thiago Silva but showed no leadership and no responsibility. Both Silva and Neymar might have made a difference to the final score […]

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Brazil Blitzed

July 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Before and throughout this tournament there have been two topics of conversation when discussing the hosts. This first is the ghost of ‘Maracanazo’, the second that ‘the six’ was coming soon. The first topic, a national obsession, was defeat by Uruguay in the 1950 final in Rio de Janeiro, an implausible 2-1 defeat that sent […]

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