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World Cup 2014: Goals, drama & that bite - is Brazil the best?
bbc ^ | 10 July 2014 | Phil McNulty, John Motson

Posted on 07/11/2014 12:34:25 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Record goals, Suarez gnaws, that James Rodriguez strike, passion, drama, colourful fashion - what a World Cup this has been.

It was a tournament that started with a bang as the hosts came from behind to beat Croatia, and has since delivered fantastic entertainment almost game after game.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: worldcup2014
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1 posted on 07/11/2014 12:34:25 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: dfwgator; kevkrom; 1rudeboy; BeadCounter; C19fan; corkoman; cartan; St_Thomas_Aquinas; ...
World Cup final WAGS special: The German and Argentine women who will cheer on their men at the Maracana on Sunday
2 posted on 07/11/2014 12:36:32 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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World Cup tickets: Ray Whelan 'flees arrest'
Ray Whelan, head of Fifa partner Match Hospitality, has fled to escape arrest in Rio over alleged illegal World Cup ticket sales, Brazilian police say.
3 posted on 07/11/2014 12:41:58 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
$35 million in prize money
4 posted on 07/11/2014 12:50:56 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Links:

http://mashable.com/2014/07/09/argentina-world-cup-final-brazil-noooo/

http://www.dw.de/three-reasons-why-germany-will-win-the-cup/a-17771457

5 posted on 07/11/2014 12:54:15 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Argentina FA fined for breaching FIFA World Cup regulations
6 posted on 07/11/2014 12:59:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Miroslav Klose: 16 facts about the World Cup’s greatest goalscorer
7 posted on 07/11/2014 1:02:12 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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balls get finishing touches
8 posted on 07/11/2014 1:08:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Five reasons Argentina will beat Germany to win the Cup
9 posted on 07/11/2014 1:16:58 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Germany have a secret plan to shut Argentina superstar Lionel Messi out of Sunday's World Cup final
10 posted on 07/11/2014 1:20:36 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/fivelive/5lfd/5lfd_20140710-2015a.mp3

Twitter / Search - World Cup lang:en

11 posted on 07/11/2014 1:32:11 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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They are all super hot, but I like Ms. Brommel.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 2:40:32 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Sarah Bradner....a younger version of Gwyneth Paltrow


13 posted on 07/11/2014 3:51:33 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What happens to the balls after the match? Are they collectible, like baseballs..do the teams sign them? What value do they have?


14 posted on 07/11/2014 4:02:35 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; EEGator
Today's WC Geopolitical question:

If Argentina wins, does it means they are more, or less likely to invade the Falklands again?

15 posted on 07/11/2014 4:03:46 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; All
In case I forget this weekend, just a great big "attaboy" for the super job you've done all during this WC..the daily threads..the many superb, and occasionally esoteric links..to broaden our knowledge and experience...and for patiently answering the many questions from those of us less knowledgeable....

Mega Kudos!!!

16 posted on 07/11/2014 4:06:39 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

If they win,less likely to invade.
The circus has been provided for the masses.

Germany 2:1 *Whistling*


17 posted on 07/11/2014 4:10:08 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Soccer? Who gives a crap? I guess some folks like to keep up
with the primitive cultures in the world but I find soccer
and it’s fanatics to be way behind today’s modern culture.
It’s the sport of choice for the no paved roads, no indoor
plumbing, no electricity and total lack of common sense
crowd. I guess its one of those Obama wears no clothes
deals, where people believe that if you don’t worship the
“sport” you are a fool. The only thing I find interesting,
and only in a humorous way, is when those little squirrels
go full drama queen when they fake injuries.


18 posted on 07/11/2014 4:34:39 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: Berlin_Freeper

My prediction is Germany 2-1 or 3-1. Argentina had a long hard match on Wednesday and Germany had an easy time of it on Tuesday. Fatigue will be a major factor at about the 60 minute mark.


19 posted on 07/11/2014 5:02:47 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Another kickball story? Again?


20 posted on 07/11/2014 6:05:14 AM PDT by Patriot365
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Cameron backs Germany over Argentina in World Cup battle of England's bitter foes
21 posted on 07/11/2014 7:31:46 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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How do Germany stop Messi?
22 posted on 07/11/2014 7:35:04 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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"Attack!"

23 posted on 07/11/2014 7:41:02 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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"There are players who are sore, beaten and tired," Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said after the match. "It is the result of a war."

24 posted on 07/11/2014 7:43:22 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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5 Reasons Why U.S. TV Ratings For The World Cup Final Will Be Massive
25 posted on 07/11/2014 7:54:26 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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"big kiss to all the haters."
26 posted on 07/11/2014 7:58:45 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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viel Glück für die Deutsch-Nationalmannschaft

Good luck to the German national team

27 posted on 07/11/2014 8:01:00 AM PDT by IndyTiger
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Fifty-six percent of Americans said they were following the World Cup as it headed into the semi-finals
28 posted on 07/11/2014 8:02:50 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Germany's enlarged ego
29 posted on 07/11/2014 8:06:00 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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INTERNATIONAL SPORTS STAR DAVID BECKHAM TO BE HONORED WITH THE FIRST-EVER LEGEND AWARD AT NICKELODEON’S INAUGURAL KIDS’ CHOICE SPORTS 2014
30 posted on 07/11/2014 8:14:34 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Will Holland start a single starting player for tomorrow’s third place game?


31 posted on 07/11/2014 8:14:39 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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Schweinsteiger consoling players after loss
32 posted on 07/11/2014 8:21:19 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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I for one would appreciate it - LoL!


33 posted on 07/11/2014 8:23:51 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Luiz Felipe Scolari wants his Brazil players to restore some pride to the nation by ending the World Cup with a victory.
34 posted on 07/11/2014 8:29:30 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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FRENCH cosmetics firm L'Oréal has dropped a Belgian football fan it hired after pictures emerged of her on a hunting trip.
35 posted on 07/11/2014 8:33:51 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Germany captain Philipp Lahm and forward Thomas Mueller sounded supremely confident on Friday that their team will be able to neutralize Argentina’s Lionel Messi and win the World Cup on Sunday.
36 posted on 07/11/2014 8:37:48 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Ball Juggling.

Although she does do it very well, it certainly isn't the best I've seen and even if one can acrobatically juggle the ball, it doesn't mean you will be a great footballing success, it does show where the sweet spot is on your foot like where Cahill booted that very memorable volley. That was class.

On youtube once, I saw some guy from Holland who was truly amazing with juggling.

37 posted on 07/11/2014 9:33:24 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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Germany should be confident. Argentina has Messi and .....

Germany is loaded with finishers, great midfielders, a great back line and one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Germany also did not expend much effort in its semi-final and have an additional day of rest.

My prediction is somewhere between 2-1 and 4-1.


38 posted on 07/11/2014 9:58:28 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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World Cup Update: Tiki-taka moves north

But it may that taki-taka isn’t dead, but has just moved north — specifically to Germany.

There you have it, a number of news articles point out Germany largely took on the Spanish style of Tiki Taka.

Bayern Munich: new masters of tiki-taka

39 posted on 07/11/2014 10:08:36 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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Argentina Germany to go to a shootout. Drawn after 120 minutes.


40 posted on 07/11/2014 10:10:08 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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Maradona angry at Colombia Brazil officials.

Maradona: Germany full of itself

Humiliation to Germany could be Brazil's long term salvation

41 posted on 07/11/2014 10:22:27 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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first Dutch shootout miss almost rolled back into the goal
42 posted on 07/11/2014 10:56:03 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Current piñata trend in Mexico
43 posted on 07/11/2014 10:58:54 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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CSA announced plans to bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup
44 posted on 07/11/2014 11:03:16 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Dancing Müller!
45 posted on 07/11/2014 11:05:37 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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http://buenosairesherald.com/article/164260/robben-argentina-have-no-chance-of-beating-germany-in-final


46 posted on 07/11/2014 11:10:19 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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the pain
47 posted on 07/11/2014 11:12:52 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Nicola Rizzoli of Italy

48 posted on 07/11/2014 11:17:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Germans are celebrating "a team that plays smoothly, intelligently, elegantly and fluently,"
49 posted on 07/11/2014 11:20:37 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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10 players in the mix for the World Cup’s Golden Ball award have been announced
50 posted on 07/11/2014 11:41:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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