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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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Oranje get Tangoed but van Gaal claims last second winner

July 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Last night saw an epic semi-final in which Argentina went through on penalties, to play Germany in the final, and Netherlands play Brazil in the losers final on Saturday. Epic as in looooong.  How dull? Until 105 minute Messi had failed to make a single touch in the Dutch box. Netherlands didn’t have a shot […]

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De Jong to mess up Messi? Demichelis to rub Robben up the wrong way?

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

Argentina v. Holland – Battle of the dribblers and the two most effective players in the tournament. Arjen Robben and Lionel Messi. Nigel de Jong may start. Robin van Persie may not. Robin van Persie did not train with his team-mates before Wednesday’s match with Argentina due to a stomach bug but Holland’s coach, Louis […]

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Last tango for Belgium? Argentina filling their pampas?

July 5th, 2014 · No Comments · Features, Football

Over the last few days Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has been rugged in his denials that this Argentina is not a one man team. No one’s buying it. So far in this tournament it’s always been Messi that pulls them across the line. That’s been the pattern since  in every game so far with Messi […]

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