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Sunday July 13 2014
Mascherano: 'This was our chance'

Javier Mascherano felt “immense pain” at losing the World Cup to Germany. “This was our chance.”

Argentina pushed the Final to extra time, but Mario Gotze scored at the 113th minute to hand the trophy to the Germans in Rio de Janeiro.

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Sunday July 13 2014
Golden Gotze gives Germany World Cup!

Mario Gotze’s sensational chest and volley in extra time gave Germany their fourth World Cup, beating Argentina 1-0.

These sides hadn’t met since the 1990 Final, when West Germany beat Diego Maradona’s Argentina 1-0 in Italy. That was also the Albiceleste’s last outing in a Final and the most recent German World Cup victory.

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Sunday July 13 2014
Napoli target Germany's Kramer

Napoli are linked with Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Christoph Kramer, who starts tonight’s World Cup Final for Germany.

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Sunday July 13 2014
Demichelis: 'Fans kept us awake!'

Martin Demichelis claims Brazilians “threw fireworks at 4am” to keep Argentina awake ahead of the World Cup Final with Germany.

There is a strong rivalry between Argentina and Brazil, so the locals would not want to see the Albiceleste lift the trophy in Rio de Janeiro tonight.

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Sunday July 13 2014
Fred: 'I quit the Selecao'

Much-criticised Brazil striker Fred announced his retirement from international football after a dismal World Cup.

“For me, the Selecao is finished,” the 30-year-old told reporters.

He scored 15 goals in 33 caps and started every game at this World Cup, but only netted once against Cameroon.

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Sunday July 13 2014
Line-ups: Germany-Argentina

Leo Messi, Javier Mascherano, Thomas Muller and Miroslav Klose start the World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina, but Angel Di Maria does not.

It kicks off at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

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Sunday July 13 2014
Di Maria to start World Cup Final?

There are conflicting reports over whether Angel Di Maria will start tonight’s Germany-Argentina World Cup Final.

It kicks off at the Maracanà in Rio de Janeiro at the earlier time of 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

Di Maria limped off with a thigh strain just 33 minutes into the 1-0 quarter-final victory over Belgium last Saturday.

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Sunday July 13 2014
Camoranesi on mediocre Italy

Mauro German Camoranesi has a dim view of Italy’s current squad, noting “there are only two great players.”

The 2006 World Cup winner has been critical of Mario Balotelli over the tournament in Brazil, but claims he’s just one of many issues.

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Sunday July 13 2014
Gonzalo pens Fiorentina deal

Gonzalo Rodriguez spoke of his joy after officially renewing his contract with Fiorentina.

The defender put pen to paper on a new deal tying him to the Viola until June 2017.

“I am very happy and there were never problems negotiating the renewal, so it was easy to sign the new contract,” he said in a Press conference.

“We need to improve, even if other teams have great players, as we want to win something this season. We’ve got important players too.

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Sunday July 13 2014
Report: Juve £20m for Paulinho

The Sunday Telegraph claims Juventus plan a £20m bid for Tottenham midfielder Paulinho if Arturo Vidal leaves.

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