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Old 07-03-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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1:0 for Germany after only 2 minutes. 88 more to go, at least
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Wow...Germany's young team really tore a new one into Maradona. 3-0

Never EVER underestimate the Germans. NEVER!
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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So much for South American dominance of this World Cup.

First Brazil and now Argentina who were heavily beaten by a well organized and skillful German side.
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:52 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Final score 4:0. I am not a big fan of Germany, but I am happy someone shut up big mouth Maradona
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Cali
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Germany simply outclassed Argentina! I truly loved that 4th goal too.:-)
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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It makes me feel really good about myself that I scored as many goals as Messi did in this world cup
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:27 AM
 
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European dominance!! LOL.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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Final score 4:0. I am not a big fan of Germany, but I am happy someone shut up big mouth Maradona
I tend to focus on the players as a team rather than the coach. You want an indication of humility? Watch the losing team's demeanor at the end of the match.

Many of the coaches have big mouths in soccer and the fact that you single him out is exactly what the media is after. Of course they focus on Maradona; He already has a spotlight on him for who he is, and on top of that he's a loose cannon? They LOVE that.

But as HE has even said, this WC was not about him, it's about the team and the country. Do yourself a favor and read up on how the media has purposely fabricated stories/provoked him for sound bytes and headlines. Of course he has issues, but at least he has been repeatedly saying not to talk about him, his old days, etc.

I've seen, thanks in large part to the media, this attempted transfer of egotism from Maradona to Argentina in general and it's a bit ridiculous. Germany and Argentina are old rivals and did plenty of trash talk (both sides) before the game, much like two prize fighters. But when the bout is over, they hug/shake hands. Did you happen to notice at the end of the game, Argentina - the players AND MARADONA stuck around shaking hands, congratulating the victor? Much more than I can say for some of the teams after defeat, even in the group stage, *cough* Spain *cough*, throwing tantrums and sprinting down the tunnel.

Trash talk is a show. The proof is in their actions. And both sides seemed gracious/humble in the end. Germany played better today and as I said earlier, they're peaking at the right time. Lackluster play/poor defense from Argentina was exploited and capitalized upon. Congrats to Germany.

To your fans: hopefully they're as gracious in defeat as in victory.
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Broward County
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That was an amazing game and many people were expecting another rumble between the two like in 2006. Argentina played hard...but not hard enough. I was shocked that they didn't even score ONE goal.
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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I'm delighted. Germany has been my favorite team for the past 20 years, they never disappoint me (even in loss!). But today, they were incredible, maybe not dominating all the time, but doing their job properly. I really hope they'll get to the final!
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