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World Cup 2014 day-by-day: the road to the Germany v Argentina final
theguardian.com ^ | 11 July 2014 | Steinberg, Doyle, Bakowski and Murray

Posted on 07/12/2014 12:05:45 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

From great group stages to penalty shootouts, Luis Suárez’s bite and Brazil’s Mineiraço, the story of the 2014 World Cup

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


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: worldcup2014

1 posted on 07/12/2014 12:05:46 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: dfwgator; kevkrom; 1rudeboy; BeadCounter; C19fan; corkoman; cartan; St_Thomas_Aquinas; ...
Apparently North Korea is going to win the World Cup
2 posted on 07/12/2014 12:09:16 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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7 goals no Brazilians
3 posted on 07/12/2014 12:13:57 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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North Korea 7 Japan 0
North Korea 4 USA 0
North Korea 2 China 0

Umm....
Can you hear the sound of freezing somewhere ?

4 posted on 07/12/2014 12:17:40 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Brazil Win Today

5 posted on 07/12/2014 12:19:27 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Messi is exhausted, claims his father
6 posted on 07/12/2014 12:21:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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“At the age of 20, I thought, ‘Geez, we can be back for two, three, four, five, I could play in five World Cups... Little did I know that we would never get back again.”

7 posted on 07/12/2014 12:25:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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U.S. gains a strong foothold in international soccer
8 posted on 07/12/2014 12:29:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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World Cup 2014: Brazil is greatest tournament in BBC vote

9 posted on 07/12/2014 12:40:20 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Louis van Gaal says World Cup third-place play-off is pointless... but wants Holland to write history by remaining 'unbeaten'
10 posted on 07/12/2014 12:42:24 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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World Cup 2014: 10 things we have learned from the festival of football in Brazil
11 posted on 07/12/2014 12:53:38 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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The 31-year-old forward received a standing ovation as he walked out, with the crowd repeatedly chanting 'USA'.
12 posted on 07/12/2014 12:55:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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following the football World Cup final from literally the end of the earth – and even in space …
13 posted on 07/12/2014 12:59:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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'Life is like this, sometimes people lose and sometimes people win but people only need to be happy.'
14 posted on 07/12/2014 1:06:03 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Man vs. Machine
After almost four weeks of obliterating expectations, the World Cup finally produced a match that obliterated belief.

15 posted on 07/12/2014 1:16:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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▶ The Final -- #allin or nothing for Germany & Argentina ft. Messi & Müller & more -- FIFA World Cup™ - YouTube
16 posted on 07/12/2014 1:22:24 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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5. Messi left
17 posted on 07/12/2014 1:39:22 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Here are all the passes Messi received with di María on the field

Germany have secret plan to stop Argentina's Messi

18 posted on 07/12/2014 1:51:32 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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our boys will have to watch Lionel Messi for 90 minutes. You can't take your eyes off a player like that for a second.”

and I hope that they’ll play better than ever on Sunday because it’s the Final.”


19 posted on 07/12/2014 2:00:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Goals scored in the last 3 games:
Germany 2, 1, 7
Argentina 1, 1, 0


20 posted on 07/12/2014 2:07:05 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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EYES ON MESSI
... attacking impotence was highlighted by a 73rd-minute free kick by Messi from the right corner that sailed over everybody and out of play

21 posted on 07/12/2014 2:12:39 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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There is something not quite right with Lionel Messi at this World Cup.
22 posted on 07/12/2014 2:14:35 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Lionel Messi kicks the ball in the face of Real Madrid fans
23 posted on 07/12/2014 2:17:03 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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The Argies have been having a hard time finding the net. One could argue they’re one of the weaker teams to reach a final. OTOH, they beat the Dutch, whom I thought were the team to beat. One game and anything can happen. The Germans have ‘deep depth’ and the Argies have that Americas thing going for them. Should be a good game. I’ m in Italy - if Germany wins I should be able to hear the cheering from here (was even thinking about flying up to Berlin for the final).


24 posted on 07/12/2014 2:50:50 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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I found a few graphics that helped me understand this World Cup.


25 posted on 07/12/2014 4:21:08 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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At 23 seconds, there's no one in the stands for their glorious victory.

At least we don't live in North Korea.

26 posted on 07/12/2014 4:47:42 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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Spain, 2010 World Cup Champion, 2008, 2012 Euro Cup Champions, matches from 2010

Switzerland 1 0 Spain
Spain 2 0 Honduras
Spain 2 1 Chile
Spain 1 0 Portugal
Spain 1 0 Paraguay
Spain 1 0 Germany
Spain 1 0 Netherlands

1998 Spain
Spain 6 1 Bulgaria, Spain does not advance out of the group stage.

1982 Hungary
Hungary 10 1 El Salvador
Hungary 1 4 Arentina
Hungary 1 1 Belgium
Hungary does not advance out of the group stage.


27 posted on 07/12/2014 7:06:29 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi has disappointed me - Gary Lineker

It's obvious that Argentina really can't count on Messi to win it for them but as a team, they still have a chance.

28 posted on 07/12/2014 7:08:46 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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It’s obvious with the Hungary El Salvador game, we are talking about a team of much lesser caliber vs. Brazil though when Spain defeated Bulgaria 6-1, you could make a case Bulgaria were the semi-finalists in 1994.

This has been a very good tournament with a few glaring weaknesses such as how Brazil was treated and might not have even gotten out of their initial group stage without a few breaks. It was a great goal by David Luiz vs. Colombia, one of the best of the tournament.


29 posted on 07/12/2014 7:19:31 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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Body found in hunt for New York Stockbroker who vanished in Mexico after he left it all behind to motorbike across South America

I post this story because it seems this fellow may have been heading for Brazil, we hear all of those stories, so and so drove from San Francisco to Rio De Janeiro. Well, this is a bit of the other side of the story. Rest in Peace, Tragedy. The Daily Mail story says he already had a pistol pulled on him in Venezuela so maybe he was heading back. It seems one story says he was going to go to the World Cup. Not something I'd do. He's been missing since January it sounds like.

30 posted on 07/12/2014 7:49:53 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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Stuart Robson? Is that the color analyst on these games?? He’s okay, kind of odd to hear his accent though for whatever area of England that is. Geordie??


31 posted on 07/12/2014 1:22:54 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Germany wins 3 - 1

On the German topic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I0WfnhVs2s


32 posted on 07/12/2014 1:29:13 PM PDT by EEGator
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Martin Tyler and Stuart Robson do the commentary on most of the games from Brazil I've watched on ESPN. They do a good job but I do wonder when we in the USA will have a more American-based broadcasting crew? but I"m not knocking them. They do very well. Holland's doing rather well here.
33 posted on 07/12/2014 1:33:51 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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3 goals for 3rd place, Bronze!

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/76227000/jpg/_76227685_76227684.jpg


34 posted on 07/12/2014 2:50:53 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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As Ruud says, something to be very proud of nonetheless. Congrats Netherlands, well done all-the-same. USA be very happy if they'd gotten 3rd, to Holland, I know, some don't get excited.

Bronze Medal


35 posted on 07/12/2014 3:01:42 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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Germany definitely deserve this win should they get it, they’ve worked hard, have had the desire and hunger, have been technically proficient. They certainly deserve their accolades.

All that can be said is Netherlands also proved Brazil were a bit of a paper tiger.


36 posted on 07/12/2014 4:19:43 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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I would have been shocked if Brazil won the other day, I will be surprised if Argentina wins but I think they will make a game effort of it.

Germany is a bit of the team the way Spain was in 2010.

Brazil can get the monkey off its back of being the team to beat even since they won it with Pele. That’s a lot of pressure.


37 posted on 07/12/2014 4:25:20 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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It seems that Germany has tried to win every game, and Argentina to not lose any game.

I picked Germany previous to the tournament and still do. I’d like to see Germany win and Klose get the winning/go-ahead goal.


38 posted on 07/12/2014 4:44:35 PM PDT by EEGator
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That’s an interesting stat about 24 years, Brazil won in 1970 and next in 1994, Italy won in 1982 and then in 2006.


39 posted on 07/12/2014 4:48:37 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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That’s an interesting stat about 24 years, Brazil won in 1970 and next in 1994, Italy won in 1982 and then in 2006.

And Germany won it in 1990 but Low said he's not thinking about Numerology any.

All in all both teams, including Argentina are very sportsmanlike teams, good work ethic, for the most part, no cynical play, no dirty play.

40 posted on 07/12/2014 4:51:39 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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