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Germany Wins Terrifically Entertaining World Cup
Assciated Press ^ | July 13, 2014 | JOHN LEICESTER

Posted on 07/13/2014 10:37:26 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends.

The now four-time champions, the first European team to win the World Cup on Latin American soil, earned the honor of lifting the most recognized trophy in sports with a tooth-and-nail 1-0 victory in a final as terrifically entertaining as the tournament itself.

For a 32-day showcase of football at its best, the winning goal was beautifully appropriate. Mario Goetze controlled the ball with his chest and then volleyed it into the Argentine goal, making difficult skills look so simple. Scored in the 113th minute, the mortal blow left Argentina too little time to recover.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, sitting in the VIP section, waved a clenched fist as Goetze celebrated. When referee Nicola Rizzoli blew the final whistle a few minutes later, Vladimir Putin reached across and shook Merkel's hand. The Russian president's country hosts the next World Cup in 2018.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


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KEYWORDS: fifa; worldcup2014
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Gratulation an Deutschland zum Weltmeister-Titel!

Congratulations Germany for becoming World Champions!

1 posted on 07/13/2014 10:37:26 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

FINALLY IT’S OVER. I’M SICK AND TIRED OF NONE STOP SOCCER.


2 posted on 07/13/2014 10:39:24 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (`)
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To: Nitehawk0325

Next time, simply type “waah,” and save yourself the keystrokes.


3 posted on 07/13/2014 10:41:49 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: dfwgator; kevkrom; 1rudeboy; BeadCounter; C19fan; corkoman; cartan; St_Thomas_Aquinas; ...
The last ping to this thing:
Keyword: worldcup2014
4 posted on 07/13/2014 10:41:59 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Nitehawk0325

Tomorrow starts a new Life. :)

In a new Era. :)


5 posted on 07/13/2014 10:43:50 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The worst part of the final was the ref. He was horrible. Mark Geiger of the U.S. would have been much better.


6 posted on 07/13/2014 10:48:12 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Nitehawk0325
Well, at least soccer is slightly less boring than football (USA style), baseball, basketball, golf and bowling, which are all slightly more boring than watching grass grow.

For some excitement, the New England Forest Rally is coming up this weekend.

7 posted on 07/13/2014 10:53:12 PM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

What didn’t you like about the ref? Just curious. I thought he did rather well.


8 posted on 07/13/2014 10:55:22 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Although Germany is socialist, it was better that they won instead of a turd-world “nation” such as Argentina. Yes, I’ve been to both countries and for all of its faults, Germany (especially Munich) is far more civilized than anywhere in Argentina. In fact the only country in South America that’s anywhere near tolerable to me is Chile. And their flag looks almost like our Texas flag! :)


9 posted on 07/13/2014 10:56:34 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

From Drudge:

Germany celebrate World Cup triumph over Argentina as Angela Merkel congratulates country's goal hero 'super' Mario Götze
Germany's Mario Götze scored with a brilliant finish to win the World Cup for Germany tonight, as his team beat Argentina 1-0 in the hotly-contested final.

The Bayern Munich star coolly slotted home to score in the 113th minute, after his team had battled long into extra time in their bid to take home the famous trophy for the fourth time - the first as a unified nation [umm - Germany won WC in 1990].

Midfielder Götze, 22, came on as a substitute to net the winner, controlling the ball with his chest before volleying it into the Argentine goal, making the Germans the first European team to win the title in South America.

Joy, fireworks in Berlin after World Cup thriller
Germany erupted in ecstasy Sunday, with fans dancing the night away, the World Cup final win against Argentina that handed the country its historic fourth title.

Fireworks exploded across Berlin as supporters cheering the 1-0 victory thronged the streets and honking cars snaked their way through crowds, with black, red and gold German flags flapping in the wind.

More than 200,000 fans jumped for joy in the heart of the capital, singing "Oh, it's beautiful!" and chanting "Super Deutschland".

Brazil celebrates rival Argentina's World Cup defeat
Brazilians bitter about their team's disastrous World Cup celebrated Argentina's defeat to Germany in the final Sunday by dancing and launching fireworks, relieved that their arch-rivals failed to triumph on their soil.

In Brasilia and Sao Paulo, fireworks exploded after Mario Goetze scored in extra-time to give the Germans a last-gasp victory at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.

At a bar near the stadium, Brazilians chanted "Cry! Cry! Argentina!" in a nod to the song "Don't cry for me Argentina."

10 posted on 07/13/2014 11:02:37 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Agreed. I was at least a little bit relieved when he finally started making bad calls for Argentina too.


11 posted on 07/13/2014 11:06:22 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

lol


12 posted on 07/13/2014 11:07:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Mogger

I actually plan to lay on the grass and watch it grow - LoL!


13 posted on 07/13/2014 11:08:56 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Herr Schweinesteiger sure got some rough handling.
What does his name mean in English ... Hog poker?


14 posted on 07/13/2014 11:09:53 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Nitehawk0325

FINALLY IT’S OVER. I’M SICK AND TIRED OF NONE STOP SOCCER.


It was easy to ignore.


15 posted on 07/13/2014 11:10:40 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Mogger

That begs the question as to whether there are any sports you do like. You’ve pretty much run the gamut and stuck soccer on top.


16 posted on 07/13/2014 11:12:08 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: laplata

When online, the news stories were a bit rough to ignore.


17 posted on 07/13/2014 11:12:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 1rudeboy

The ref was too quick on cards against Germany (like Schweinsteiger) while Kramer nearly lost his head, in the box, with no penalty.

Later Argentina finally started getting cards though, but at least those were earned.


18 posted on 07/13/2014 11:16:52 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: laplata

got that right. football is boring. soccer is numbingly worse than that.

to wit, the championship game is won 1-0, with one goal scored only after 113 minutes.


19 posted on 07/13/2014 11:16:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Olog-hai

When online, the news stories were a bit rough to ignore.


Maybe so but people ignore things they don’t care about. But I see your point.


20 posted on 07/13/2014 11:18:00 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

And this weekend we have the British Open. Yes!


21 posted on 07/13/2014 11:20:35 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: tumblindice

Hog mounter.

Very happy he survived!


22 posted on 07/13/2014 11:21:00 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't muster.

With two quick, deft touches, Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title with an extra-time winner against Argentina on Sunday — denying Messi the one title he needs to forever take his place among the game's all-time greats.

It was the moment of brilliance that ensured Germany's 1-0 victory in a tight and tense final.

23 posted on 07/13/2014 11:27:53 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Messi's World Cup ends on a bitter note
Lionel Messi's final act in the 2014 World Cup was lifting a free kick high over the bar, wasting Argentina's last chance to equalize in the final against Germany.
24 posted on 07/13/2014 11:30:30 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yeah, he got a pretty good cut. Argy’s fingernail?
He was pretty tough and didn’t play hurt like some do.
There was some headknocking going on, that’s for sure.
They left it on the field, as the cliche goes.


25 posted on 07/13/2014 11:32:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
From the Beeb - the perfect finale
26 posted on 07/13/2014 11:36:10 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yawn


27 posted on 07/13/2014 11:38:12 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: tumblindice

The stakes don’t get any higher, in the world of soccer.
I think everyone aged a year.


28 posted on 07/13/2014 11:40:15 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: JohnKinAK
Götze (Germany 1:0 Argentina)
29 posted on 07/13/2014 11:43:54 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Overview
30 posted on 07/13/2014 11:46:37 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Twitter / Search - World Cup lang:en
31 posted on 07/13/2014 11:48:24 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Please see my comment #3.


32 posted on 07/13/2014 11:49:37 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Berlin_Freeper

WIR SIND WELTMEISTER! pic.twitter.com/Z1uXlIY2bl— Jens Grittner (@JensGrittner) July 13, 2014


33 posted on 07/13/2014 11:54:23 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Vine from German Foreign Ministry
34 posted on 07/13/2014 11:59:24 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Rioting reported in Buenos Aires after Argentina's World Cup final defeat
Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets late Sunday to restrain a group of vandals who disturbed a peaceful rally celebrating Argentina's gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals.

Parents with small children could be seen fleeing in fear after police, who initially remained on the sidelines as jubilant fans poured into downtown Buenos Aires, began chasing down the vandals on motorcycles. The youths, many of them with their faces covered and drinking heavily, responded by hurling rocks, destroying store fronts and even breaking into a theater.

35 posted on 07/14/2014 12:04:20 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
World Cup victory confirms Germany supremacy on almost every measure
36 posted on 07/14/2014 12:11:31 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Argentina's Lionel Messi deserved to be named as the best player at the World Cup despite their 1-0 final defeat by Germany, said coach Alejandro Sabella.
37 posted on 07/14/2014 12:13:15 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Joachim Low told Mario Gotze to show he is better than Lionel Messi before the Germany attacker scoring the winning goal in the World Cup final against Argentina
38 posted on 07/14/2014 12:16:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"It's an unbelievable feeling,"
39 posted on 07/14/2014 12:17:45 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Manuel Neuer wins Golden Glove award
40 posted on 07/14/2014 12:18:34 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Streaker Tries To Kiss German Player Benedikt Hoewedes
41 posted on 07/14/2014 12:22:51 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: 1rudeboy; dfwgator
Given that I actually enjoyed the World Cup this year and looking forward to 2018, must I now turn in my Conservative credentials and banished forever from Free Republic? And how dare they call it the World Cup! The only event deserving that moniker is good old all-American baseball since filthy furreigners aren't involved except for that Eskimo team from way up yonder in Manitoba or somesuch place that I done never heard of and don't want to know anything about. So there! :)
42 posted on 07/14/2014 12:26:18 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Gary Neville (GNev2) on Twitter
43 posted on 07/14/2014 12:26:39 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Luiz Felipe Scolari: Brazil coach 'resigns' after World Cup 2014
44 posted on 07/14/2014 12:35:03 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The Craziest World Cup, Ever
45 posted on 07/14/2014 12:38:30 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yawn


46 posted on 07/14/2014 12:39:10 AM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Mario Götze and his girlfriend after the World Cup final.
47 posted on 07/14/2014 12:40:07 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: re_nortex

Hey now, I’m a baseball fan . . . they’re not “furriners” if they play for your team. :)


48 posted on 07/14/2014 12:40:25 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Podolski going for his son's penalties in front of last few hundred German fans
49 posted on 07/14/2014 12:41:53 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Messi Messi Messi
50 posted on 07/14/2014 12:44:35 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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