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2014 World Cup- Team of the Tournament

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Germany won the 2014 World Cup on Sunday evening, overcoming Argentina at the Maracana to triumph for the first time since 1990. It has been a wonderful tournament, and one that has seen a number of superb individual performances throughout. Here is OnFootball’s Team of the World Cup. What would yours be? MANUEL NEUER- Germany The 28-year-old is surely the ... Read More »

Khedira and Mascherano produce midfield masterclasses

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The build-up to the World Cup semi-finals may have been dominated by the likes of Lionel Messi, Arjen Robben and the injured Neymar, but it was two understated midfielders who dominated both matches with sensational performances. Sami Khedira and Javier Mascherano, of Germany and Argentina respectively, were both absolutely outstanding from start to finish in their last-four showdowns, as their ... Read More »

France Looking to Avenge 1982 Injustice

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West Germany beat France in the semi-finals of the 1982 World Cup in Spain in an epic contest, but an infamous moment involving Les Bleus striker Patrick Battiston still leaves a bitter taste 32 years on.  The 1982 World Cup semi-final between France and West Germany in Seville is still regarded as one of the all-time great international football matches. ... Read More »

Top 5 Players of the 2014 World Cup So Far

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The 2014 World Cup has been absolutely superb, with a number of players enjoying wonderful tournaments. Here are OnFootball’s five best players in Brazil so far, do you agree? 5. LIONEL MESSI Many feel the 27-year-old will seal his place as the greatest player of all time if he inspires Argentina to World Cup glory this summer, and he’s started ... Read More »

Thomas Muller: The World’s Most Underrated Footballer

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The 24-year-old has been the catalyst behind Germany’s impressive start to the World Cup, but he rarely attracts the praise that many of his teammates do. There are not many more effective players on the world stage currently. During one of his many exceptional pieces of analysis on Sky’s ‘Monday Night Football’ last year, Gary Neville perfectly summed Germany and ... Read More »

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