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Benedikt Höwedes remains calm before facing Messi

For a man about to face one of the game's most prolific scorers, Benedikt Höwedes is remarkably calm and composed ahead of the World Cup final.<p>Even more so considering he'll be playing out of his usual position.<p>Höwedes has been used as left back by Germany coach Joachim Löw during the tournament …

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Lionel Messi is exhausted ahead of World Cup final clash with Germany, reveals his father

Argentina's talisman feels 'as if his legs weigh 100 kilos each', according to father Jorge<p><b>Lionel Messi</b> is struggling at the <b>World Cup</b> because he is suffering from exhaustion, his father Jorge has claimed ahead of <b>Argentina's</b> final showdown against <b>Germany</b> on Sunday.<p>The Argentina playmaker, who was …

World Cup finals prediction - Germany beats Argentina 2-1

Many soccer fans are disappointed to know that the greatest tournament in the world is coming to an end on Sunday.<p>World Cup finals prediction - Germany beats Argentina 2-1<p>07/11/2014<p>Many soccer fans are disappointed to know that the greatest tournament in the world is coming to an end on Sunday. …

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World Cup 2014: Louis van Gaal claims third-place play-off unfair

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal says having to complete a World Cup third-place play-off match is "unfair".

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Hear the Grateful Dead's 'Estimated Prophet' With Branford Marsalis

The recording is featured on two upcoming box sets, 'Spring 1990 (The Other One),' and a three-disc collection of that concert, 'Wake Up and Find Out …

Someone interviewed the Internet's favorite sad Brazil fan

Do you remember this guy?<p>Of course you do. There were lots of gripping images of sad Brazil fans during their 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinal, but above all, this was the defining one. Watching this man clutch at a replica of the thing he knew his team wasn't going to lift hit us all …

Rio de Janeiro braces itself for Argentine invasion

Laura BONILLA CAL<p>RIO DE JANEIRO, July 10, 2014 (AFP) -<p>Rio de Janeiro geared up Thursday for up to 100,000 Argentine fans arriving by car, bus and motorhomes for the World Cup final against Germany at the iconic Maracana Stadium.<p>Argentina has sent the biggest contingent of fans to Brazil during the …

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David Letterman asks Clint Dempsey stupid soccer questions

"Late Night" host lives down to expectations, but Dempsey handles it well enough.<p>David Letterman's "Late Show" has a lot of viewers, like about 3 million on a pretty average night. So, it's not surprising that given a chance to parade Clint Dempsey in front of all those people, Major League Soccer …

Neymar: "I no longer want to see this shit, let's play poker"

Brazilian star Neymar couldn't stand watching Brazil's historic defeat of his team on Tuesday were Brazil fell 1 - 7 against Germany in the FIFA World Cup's semifinal clash in Brazil.<p>Neymar: "I no longer want to see this shit, let's play poker"<p>07/10/2014<p>Brazilian star Neymar couldn't stand watching …

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