The 2014 World Cup Finalists are Set: Argentina vs Germany

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By admin July 10, 2014 07:04
Photo Credit: afa.org.ar

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By Francisco Romero

One hundred and twenty minutes of play were not enough to decide the second finalist of the 2014 World Cup between Argentina and the Netherlands. Both teams went into the shootout phase of the game tied at zero.

It was a game played with a lot of strategy, but it lacked the results. Argentina’s star Lionel Messi was close, but didn’t have many shots. On the other hand, Netherland’s Arjen Robben, was denied by a great defensive effort by Argentina.

At the end Argentina won on penalty kicks 4-2. The hero of the game was Argentina’s goalie Sergio Romero. Romero stopped 2 of Netherland’s shots to secure the victory.

“I am very happy as we are celebrating along with our people,” said Romero after the game and added, “Luck played an important element in the shootout, we have to remember that in this phase of the World Cup is one and done. Our objective has always been to get to the final. We will celebrate tonight and start getting ready for Germany tomorrow.”

 

The Final

Magical Maracana Stadium will be the site where Argentina and Germany will dispute the final.

It will be the third time this two countries face each other for the Jules Rimet Trophy. The first time was in Mexico in 1986 followed a second time in 1990 in Italy.

Argentina won in 1986 while Germany became World Cup Champion in 1990.

Brazil will have a chance to say good-bye to its fans for one last time. They are hoping to finish on a good note. Brazil and Netherlands will face each other Saturday for third place.

Two teams are left hoping to win the World Cup. One will leave home a champion and the other will go home crying as 30 other teams have done so far.

 

 

 

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By admin July 10, 2014 07:04

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