Giorgia Gorgone

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Diego Maradona Comments on Lionel Messi's Golden Ball After World Cup Defeat

Lionel Messi capturing the Golden Ball as the best player at the 2014 FIFA World Cup is a dubious distinction for some. Many believe Messi's tournament was merely average, culminating in a largely indifferent performance during the 1-0 defeat to Germany in the final.<p>Among the detractors is …

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Manchester City confident of sealing £32m deal for Eliaquim Mangala

Manchester City are hopeful of finally landing Porto’s Eliaquim Mangala for around £32m, in what will be the champions’ most expensive signing of the summer window.<p>While the club is not expecting to announce the transfer in the next 48 hours, there is a quiet confidence the France central defender …

Tiger Woods begins major season with Angel Cabrera, Henrik Stenson at British Open

Tiger Woods will have Angel Cabrera and Henrik Stenson when he opens his major championship season Thursday in the British Open.<p>Woods had back surgery before the Masters and missed the opening two majors.<p>He tees off at 9:04 a.m. GMT at Royal Liverpool.<p>Defending champion Phil Mickelson is on the …

Angela Merkel's World Cup: German Chancellor joins in the celebrations - Telegraph

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Argentina press hails 'heart of champions'

Argentina's media summed up the national mood as crestfallen but proud Monday after the extra-time defeat to Germany in the World Cup final, coming heartbreakingly close to their third title.<p>"Heart of champions" read the headline on sports daily Ole's website, with a full-page photo of midfielder …

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Maradona: Messi got award for marketing reasons

A crestfallen Diego Maradona rued Argentina's 1-0 defeat to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil, telling viewers of his 'De Zurda' show, on Venezuelan TV, that the result left him with "huge sadness in my heart".<p>Maradona: Messi got award for marketing reasons<p>07/14/2014<p>A crestfallen Diego …

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World Cup 2014: Giant fireworks display marks Germany win over Argentina at Maracana Stadium in Rio

A stunning pyrotechnic shows brings the 2014 World Cup to a close shortly after spectators at the fabled Maracana saw Argentina defeated 1-0 by Germany<p>Fireworks exploded above the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday after <b>Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win the World …

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari out after disastrous end to World Cup

Scolari will not return as manager of Brazil.<p><b>More World Cup: Latest news & notes | Scoreboard | Complete schedule</b><p>Fourth place in the World Cup: not …

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