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legend_pot
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23:50 Wed 9 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
I hope Argentina gets ripped apart in the final by Germany, they didn't deserve to get this far at all
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23:58 Wed 9 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
I hope Argentina gets ripped apart in the final by Germany, they didn't deserve to get this far at all


Totally Agree mate
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23:59 Wed 9 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
fuunky
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00:19 Thu 10 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
I hope Argentina gets ripped apart in the final by Germany, they didn't deserve to get this far at all


And Holland did? lol
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00:32 Thu 10 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
Holland did not outplay them at all, their first threat proper on goal was in the 90th minute. They it exactly what they deserved, edged out by Mexico but won by a pen, edged out by Costa Rica but won on pens, edged out by Argentina and outclassed on penalties.

A negative approach by both teams, but at least Argentina looked to score with their counter attacks when the Dutch just played backwards. It was worse in the second half until right at the end when both teams tried to big the game but both were poor in attack. Mascherano was the best player on the pitch for his defensive duties. Surprised the Dutch cut down on the fouls and Robben cut down on the diving, though Martins Indi had been petulant and dirty every game and was rightly subbed.

The penalty result was decided when Krul was subbed on in the Quarters for Cillessen, never seen a goalkeeper look so nervous on pens when they know they are the hero for just one save and he never looked like he could make a save until he got his hand to the winner. Big contrast to the Argentina keeper who was brilliant.

Argentina the better team, played better, and out of the two teams they deserved to go through.
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01:19 Thu 10 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
argentina wasn't great but neither were Holland ... I said this once today ill say it a million times Germany was not great last night and had it been argentina or Holland the result quite possibly would of been the same against brazil that's how bad brazil were its as simple as that . it was a tough semi and one you could see everyone was edgy argentina were great in staying on their feet against robben and not giving him a chance, better team won and I think they will beat Germany in final. well done argentina
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01:38 Thu 10 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
7-1 score aside, I still fancy Germany to win. They have a better all round team and have a very solid team without the Messi/Neymar/Ronaldo type which is huge. Great pressing and clinical finishing should see them runout winners.

Predicted the semis right, so sticking with my prediction of a German win: 3-1 Germany
chapster_7
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07:58 Thu 10 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
C'mon Argentina!!!!

You could clearly see the players were all taking it easy, so that they could pounce on Germany in the final.

This is all playing nicely into the Argentinian hands.

Lovely to see a great team make it to the final, rather than those Germans (bah!)

Let the best team win, and lets face it, any team with Messi in, is the best team in the world.
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07:59 Thu 10 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
Ps, if you can't read the sarcasm in my last comment, try again

But I do want Argentina to win, backed them at 9/2 at start of tourney.
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08:57 Thu 10 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
Last nights game was dull...Messi never had a chance and looked un-interested by the end of normal time. Don't think he even touched the ball in the Dutch box?

Germany have been efficient and ruthless at times....reached at least the semi-finals now in the past 5 major tournaments and think it's time they won one. Been unimpressed by Argentina, scraped through practically every match they've played this WC and nearly all of their games have been a boring watch.

I hate the Germans less than the Argentinians (politically, lol) so would prefer them to lift the cup. But if the Argies lift it, I get my stakes on Brazil and Spain to win refunded back to me
legend_pot
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23:45 Thu 10 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
I hope Argentina gets ripped apart in the final by Germany, they didn't deserve to get this far at all


And Holland did? lol

no your are right neither did Holland tbh but at least some of there performances have been entertaining e.g against Spain and Australia.

you know there's problems when you can't score against Iran until 90 minutes with your best player i just havent seen them play well enough to justify there place in the final.
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00:01 Fri 11 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
Not playing great and winning...no shame in that.

They not conceding goals either so yes they do deserve to be in the final..

Germany might just literally destroy them if they attack...then again..some messi magic could determine this World cup...

all opinions..but someone has to be correct lol
legend_pot
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00:09 Fri 11 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
Not playing great and winning...no shame in that.

They not conceding goals either so yes they do deserve to be in the final..

Germany might just literally destroy them if they attack...then again..some messi magic could determine this World cup...

all opinions..but someone has to be correct lol

mind you it does mark the class of Argentina seen as though they haven't hit anywhere near top gear yet and there still in the final so fair play to them, i do worry for them in the final though if Germany perform.
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00:45 Fri 11 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
Hummels quote: 'We just made it clear that we had to stay focused and not try to humiliate them,' he said.

Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2014

So 7-1's not a humiliation, hope they completely rip Argentina apart, what's one player Messi gonna do vs a TEAM - Nothing! - Yes the best player in the world as is surrounded with quality too at Barcelona, take them away and he's not as good as people suggest. C'mon Germany - Thrash them for the whole 90 mins.
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01:01 Fri 11 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
I'm almost convinced some people haven't actually been watching Argentina, defensively they've been the best team in the knockout stages. 300 minutes without conceding against 3 teams who scored 21 goals combined in just the group stages. If you think Germany will hammer them, I can only assume it's borne solely out of Argentine hatred - people reading far too much into the Brazil game, some crazy overreactions to it.
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10:51 Fri 11 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
dunno why ppl are always talking about Messi, he aint been there best player by a far di maria been way better player.
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11:26 Fri 11 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
dunno why ppl are always talking about Messi, he aint been there best player by a far di maria been way better player.


Their best player has been Rojo, Enzo Perez were their best vs Holland and Sabella subs him lol. Messi been average say the least, one moment of brilliance vs Iran only.
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11:28 Fri 11 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
Yeah all been good, defence been there strong point like niall said.
legend_pot
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14:29 Sat 12 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
dunno why ppl are always talking about Messi, he aint been there best player by a far di maria been way better player.


Their best player has been Rojo, Enzo Perez were their best vs Holland and Sabella subs him lol. Messi been average say the least, one moment of brilliance vs Iran only.

and the free kick
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14:35 Sat 12 Jul 14 (BST)  [Link]  
dunno why ppl are always talking about Messi, he aint been there best player by a far di maria been way better player.


Their best player has been Rojo, Enzo Perez were their best vs Holland and Sabella subs him lol. Messi been average say the least, one moment of brilliance vs Iran only.

and the free kick


That's just common place now lol
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