1. Lionel Messi Hits Bicycle Kick in Argentina Training Ahead of World Cup Final

    Lionel Messi is facing the biggest game of his life on Sunday, as Argentina take on Germany in the World Cup Final. And while nerves will undoubtedly play a part in the match, Messi and his teammates look pretty loose for now...

    BR-UK Staff Written by BR-UK Staff about 2 months ago 5,165 reads 5 comments

  2. Argentina vs. Germany Odds: 5 Reasons Argentina Will Win the World Cup Final

    Argentina heads into the World Cup final on the heels of a cautiously played draw with the Netherlands that was decided in a shootout...

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  3. What Can Argentina Learn from 2006 and 2010 World Cup Defeats to Germany?

    The experience of being knocked out of the last two World Cups by Germany should work in Argentina's favour when they take on the Europeans once again in Sunday's final...

    Dan Colasimone Written by Dan Colasimone about 2 months ago 10,960 reads 71 comments

  4. Enzo Perez Argentina Selection Is Unlikely Tactical Masterstroke from Sabella

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella cuts a curious figure from the sidelines as his nation plays. He certainly will not go down as one of the most dashing or aggressive figures ...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 2 months ago 3,289 reads 2 comments

  5. Do Argentina Need to Be More Offensive to Win the World Cup?

    While Germany received plenty of acclaim, congratulations and, to an extent, awe for the manner of their progress to the World Cup final, rivals Argentina were somewhat less on the ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 1,655 reads 10 comments

  6. Should Argentina Risk Starting Sergio Aguero?

    As the euphoria of a gruelling penalty shoot-out victory over the Netherlands finally dies down, Argentina turn their attention to their next match. It is not just any old clash...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 2 months ago 5,533 reads 3 comments

  7. Profiling Alejandro Sabella, the Argentina Manager Who Rarely Receives Praise

    Alejandro Sabella has a cut a comic figure on the sidelines throughout Argentina’s World Cup campaign...

    Nick Dorrington Written by Nick Dorrington about 2 months ago 3,606 reads 8 comments

  8. The Time Is Right for Lionel Messi and Argentina to End World Cup Wait

    "The Argentinean player, if he has a virtue is this one: he gets bigger in the biggest challenges,” renowned coach Angel Cappa said on Radio Onda Cera this week...

    Guillem Balague Written by Guillem Balague about 2 months ago 8,357 reads 66 comments

  9. Would Winning the World Cup Make Lionel Messi the Greatest Ever?

    On Sunday, Lionel Messi will play for not one, but two titles when he faces Germany in the World Cup final at the Maracana ...

    Sam Pilger Written by Sam Pilger about 2 months ago 38,468 reads 387 comments

  10. Javier Mascherano Will Be as Vital as Messi for Argentina in World Cup Final

    Underlining a fantastic World Cup with one of the great midfield performances against the Netherlands in the semi-finals, Javier Mascherano proved why he will be so vital for Argentina in the final...

    Dan Colasimone Written by Dan Colasimone about 2 months ago 1,478 reads 10 comments

  11. Argentina Fans Go Nuts on a Plane After World Cup Final Announcement

    These fans were presumably very unhappy to be stuck on a plane during Argentina's semi-final victory over the Netherlands. These same Argentina fans were very happy when the pilot announced that Argentina would be playing in the World Cup final.

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 2 months ago 1,661 reads 3 comments

  12. History Says Argentina Will Defeat Germany in World Cup Final in Americas

    You are unlikely to find many fans from the host nation prepared to admit it. But a clash between Argentina and Germany in Sunday's World Cup final, played in no less a stage than ...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 2 months ago 12,338 reads 71 comments

  13. Lionel Messi: The Last South American No. 10 Left After Neymar, Rodriguez Exit

    And then there was one. In a tournament frequently illuminated by South American No. 10s, only Lionel Messi now remains...

    Nick Dorrington Written by Nick Dorrington about 2 months ago 23,496 reads 106 comments

  14. Javier Mascherano's All-Round Display Proves Decisive for Argentina

    The buildup to this semi-final concentrated heavily on Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben – and it felt like both coaches' team talks were no different...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 2 months ago 899 reads 0 comments

  15. Sabella: Advantage Germany in After 'War'

    The Argentina manager, Alejandro Sabella, has admitted Germany's freshness will hand them a considerable advantage in Sunday's World Cup final after the South Americans overcame Holland to reach the showpiece for the first time in 24 years...

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 2 months ago 899 reads 0 comments

  16. Argentina Celebrate Win over Holland on the Streets of Buenos Aires

    Thousands of Argentinians gathered at the Obelisk in Buenos Aires to celebrate their country's World Cup semi-final penalty shootout victory over Holland...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 2 months ago 321 reads 0 comments

  17. Sergio Romero Has Repaid Alejandro Sabella's Faith at This World Cup

    For a time, Sergio Romero was accustomed to not being wanted. Shipped off for a loan spell in Monaco by club side Sampdoria , the goalkeeper played only a handful of matches ...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 2 months ago 6,759 reads 4 comments

  18. Argentina's Lionel Messi Stifled but He Can Still Light Up the Final

    This was a difficult and at times rather painful night in São Paulo: for those watching this turgid, tactically constipated semi-final between Holland and Argentina, for the ...

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  19. Argentina Need More from Muted Messi to Avenge 1990 Final Agony

    In Buenos Aires, just reaching the final feels like a brilliant achievement for millions of elated football fans. An entire city ground to a halt throughout Wednesday, and from 5 p...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 2 months ago 16,539 reads 159 comments

  20. Argentina Coach Alejandro Sabella Savours Semi-Final Success

    Alejandro Sabella paid tribute to his Argentina side following their World Cup semi-final victory over Netherlands...

    Ilario Huober Written by Ilario Huober about 2 months ago 166 reads 0 comments

  21. Romero: I Was Confident

    Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero says he was confident he could help his country win the penalty shootout and reach the World Cup final...

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  22. Three Thoughts: Argentina Goes on to Finals

    Argentina's penalty shootout win over Netherlands in one sentence: After last night's funfair attraction of a game, this was more like a ghost train, with both sides scared to make any kind of mistake...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Emilio Gonzales about 2 months ago 497 reads 0 comments

  23. Lionel Messi's Joy as He Realises He'll Lead Argentina into a World Cup Final

    Lionel Messi 's Argentina held their nerve to beat the Netherlands on penalties and go through to the 2014 World Cup final. And the joy on Messi 's face was there for all to see...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 2 months ago 22,197 reads 62 comments

  24. Lionel Messi Must Find Help in Argentina Attack to Get Past Netherlands

    The biggest question of Lionel Messi 's place among the greatest football legends was his play in World Cups, and so far he's answered that by taking Argentina on a deep run in Brazil...

    Steven Cook Written by Steven Cook about 2 months ago 1,604 reads 3 comments

  25. Sabella: 'Argentina Already Won'

    Alejandro Sabella insists Argentina “have already won” regardless of their World Cup semi-final result with Holland...

    Ilario Huober Written by Ilario Huober about 2 months ago 819 reads 1 comments