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Old July 6, 2014, 12:26 PM
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Default Semi Final 2: Argentina vs. Netherlands

Lets go Argentina. Its gonna be a tough one for both sides.
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Old July 6, 2014, 05:55 PM
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Now I want a South American Finals. Best of luck.
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Old July 7, 2014, 04:22 AM
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Old July 7, 2014, 05:24 AM
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I don't think we've seen Argentina play their best soccer in the tournament, mediocre midfield and defense and all. That means they haven't peaked yet and their best is yet to come. The timing couldn't be better. We've seen Italy lift the trophy after a slow start and it's possible for Argentina to do the same. We've also seen Argentina peak too soon and bow out before the semis. Maradona singleHANDEDLY won them the Cup in 1986 and maybe Messi can do the same this year. With Higuain finding form, Messi and Di Maria could prove to be a nightmare for the opposition, if Di Maria is able to suit up for the game. That said, Maradona had a much better defense behind him back then.

The Dutch may not have peaked either, but given their history of misfortune, they may not make to another World Cup final before losing that too. Robben has been in peak form with his running, passing, shooting and expert diving and the Argentine defense will have a heck of a time trying to contain him. Then there's the vision of Sneijder and Depay, and the wicked finishing ability of Van Persie and Huntelaar. The pace and power of Lens can also trouble the Argentine defense.

I'll be rooting for the Dutch despite my fantasy of Brazil beating Argentina on July 13th at home even without Neymar. A sixth championship would give them *THREE TIMES* as many World Championships as their bitter rivals, without ever resorting to a fixed match (1978), or drug-fueled cheating (1986) to do it.
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Old July 7, 2014, 09:19 AM
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Di Maria is out for the semis. Already declared by the Argentine Authority. Injuries.
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Old July 8, 2014, 04:01 AM
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Hmm hard to pick who I want to root for, I'd go for Netherlands (as I'm a Brazil fan), but after seeing the way Mexico got robbed in the round of 16 by dive maestro Robben, gotta go with the Argentines. I love Messi!
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Old July 8, 2014, 04:21 AM
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Don't really see how ARG can beat NED. Hoping for a Messi magic but I am sure their brilliant coach will find a way to subdue him.
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Old July 8, 2014, 06:18 AM
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Di Maria's injury is a major blow for Argentina. Let's see if someone can step up in his stead. Let's see if if they have the depth.
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Old July 8, 2014, 12:23 PM
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or drug-fueled cheating (1986) to do it.
I'm no fanboy of Maradona but that's a bit misleading, no? Unless you count cocaine as performance enhancing which would be inaccurate.
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Old July 8, 2014, 04:53 PM
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Now I want a South American Finals. Best of luck.
Well now that Brazil is getting their behind handed to them, let's hope for South American 3rd place game.
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Old July 8, 2014, 04:57 PM
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Hmm hard to pick who I want to root for, I'd go for Netherlands (as I'm a Brazil fan), but after seeing the way Mexico got robbed in the round of 16 by dive maestro Robben, gotta go with the Argentines. I love Messi!
Ki ar hobay WC dekhe? Shesh shob shesh. have to wait for another 4 years.
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Old July 8, 2014, 05:07 PM
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Ki ar hobay WC dekhe? Shesh shob shesh. have to wait for another 4 years.
Sigh watching BD humiliated in WCs at home and then Brazil its too much
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Old July 8, 2014, 05:45 PM
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Yes want argentina to win, was an argentine fan at some point because of my elder brother's die hard support, i was a toddler when they were on song...

Now don't really care much but between the dutch and argentina, hands down argentina as it will be juicer final in my opinion.

Advance apology to Shaad.... Better luck next time.
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Old July 8, 2014, 05:52 PM
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What do Brazil fans do if the final is Ger vs Arg?
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Old July 8, 2014, 06:15 PM
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Old July 8, 2014, 06:46 PM
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Just give the trophy to Germany. ar khelar dorkar nai bhais
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Old July 8, 2014, 07:41 PM
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^ Nope. After such an easy game, they will have a tough time against which ever of these 2 they may face.
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Old July 8, 2014, 08:11 PM
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No matter who will go from this game..Final will be epic and interesting and Germans won't repeat what they did today
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Old July 8, 2014, 08:30 PM
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^ Nope. After such an easy game, they will have a tough time against which ever of these 2 they may face.
I agree. Take any team from this world cup and they would have played better defense than Brazil did today. Zero effort what so ever. It's like they forgot how to tackle or something, which is really weird considering they committed the most number of fouls in this tournament.

I hope Netherlands win tomorrow. I need a team to root for in the final.
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Old July 8, 2014, 09:24 PM
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I hope Netherlands win tomorrow. I need a team to root for in the final.
What's wrong with rooting for Germany you POS.
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Old July 8, 2014, 10:08 PM
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Old July 8, 2014, 11:11 PM
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What's wrong with rooting for Germany you POS.
I have a bunch of cousins who root for Germany. Since I am a brazil fan, I received fair share of teasing today. Can't have Germany win the whole thing, I will never hear the end of it.
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Old July 8, 2014, 11:50 PM
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I have a bunch of cousins who root for Germany. Since I am a brazil fan, I received fair share of teasing today. Can't have Germany win the whole thing, I will never hear the end of it.
Surely, it couldn't be any worse than Argentinian fans, it seems like they've won the cup
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Old July 9, 2014, 01:03 AM
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I have a bunch of cousins who root for Germany. Since I am a brazil fan, I received fair share of teasing today. Can't have Germany win the whole thing, I will never hear the end of it.
Bro It's ok... you better switch sides and root for Germany...you won't be teased anymore... I really don't get why German don't get much love...

I havnt seen a single person that root for Germany here....
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Old July 9, 2014, 01:14 AM
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^ Are you kidding? Just look at the ESPN polls. Germany led most of the polls by a landslide.

Personally I just don't feel attracted them. I don't hate them. I think they are a classy team even in a blowout. They're one of those teams that are just there. Same for Italy and Netherlands amongst big teams.
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