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Wrong boots cost Argentina World Cup, says Maradona
Wrong boots cost Argentina World Cup, says Maradona

Diego Maradona joked Thursday that Argentina lost the World Cup final to Germany because striker Gonzalo Higuain "had his boots on the wrong feet".

Angel Di Maria dazzles as Argentina crush Germany
Angel Di Maria dazzles as Argentina crush Germany

A brilliant performance from Angel Di Maria spurred Argentina to a crushing 4-2 friendly win over world champions Germany on Wednesday in an entertaining rematch of July’s World Cup final.

Concussed German midfielder Kramer `can`t remember World Cup final`

German midfielder Christoph Kramer has admitted that he cannot remember his performance in the World Cup final against Argentina because of the concussion he suffered during the game.

FIFA World Cup 2014 final: Lionel Messi laments lack of killer instinct

Argentina captain Lionel Messi regretted his side`s missed chances as Germany beat La Albiceleste 1-0 in the World Cup final on Sunday thanks to Mario Goetze`s extra time goal.

Argentina stalwarts left to rue golden chance

Argentina`s loss to Germany in the World Cup final may have represented the last opportunity for the country`s storied `2005 generation` to claim the sport`s biggest prize.

2014 FIFA World Cup Final: Germany vs Argentina - As it happened...

Live coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina being played at Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro.

Argentina playing safe for the greatest prize in the world

How well Argentina defend against Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup will decide the final match.

2014 FIFA World Cup Final: Germany vs Argentina - Preview

Argentina and Germany were both back at work on Thursday, secretly hatching their plans for Sunday`s World Cup final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

Sad Brazil players apologise to fans after another heavy loss

Hosts Brazil lost 3-0 to the Netherlands in their final World Cup match on Saturday and their players apologised to fans after another hugely disappointing performance in the third-place match.

Pope stays above the fray for World Cup final

Football fan Pope Francis stayed neutral ahead of the World Cup final between his native Argentina and Germany, saying the tournament in Brazil had shown the importance of dialogue between different cultures.

Germany`s history boys prepare to wreck Messi dream

A Germany side chasing a place in history will attempt to wreck Lionel Messi`s dream of a World Cup coronation with Argentina tomorrow as the month-long football carnival hits a climax at the Maracana Stadium.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Italy`s Rizzoli to referee final

Italy`s Nicola Rizzoli will referee Sunday`s World Cup final between Argentina and Germany, FIFA confirmed on Friday.

Argentina coach Sabella to quit after final: Agent

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella will step down after Sunday`s World Cup final against Germany, his agent told a local Argentine radio station on Friday.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany ready for Argentina, Brazil chase third

Germany and Argentina were plotting for the the World Cup final Friday as Brazil prepared for an unwanted third place play-off with the Netherlands.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany supremely confident they can beat Argentina

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.

Vatican calls for global ceasefire during World Cup final

The Vatican on Friday called for a truce in wars around the globe during Sunday`s World Cup final, taking to social media with the hashtag #pauseforpeace as a conflict in the Gaza Strip escalates and killings continue in Ukraine.

A game of two popes: Vatican plays down talk of World Cup rivalry

With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.

At least 9 heads of state to attend FIFA World Cup final match

Over 10 heads of state are expected to attend the final match of the FIFA World Cup between Argentina and Germany at Rio de Janeiro`s world-renowned Maracana stadium on Sunday.

26,000 security personnel deployed for FIFA final

About 26,000 armed personnel will be deployed to ensure public safety during the World Cup final at Rio`s Maracana stadium Sunday.

Despite woes, Argentines united in World Cup run

Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring inflation and the scandal-plagued end to a 12-year political dynasty that has polarized the nation.