Germany v Argentina Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: The Final

Germany v Argentina Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: The Final

After four weeks of what has been one of the best World Cups in years, the final is upon us. In what will be a repeat of the 1986 and 1990 finals, Germany will take on Argentina for the chance to be crowned world champions in the Maracana. After the humiliation of their 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semi-final, the Brazilians now face the prospect of their greatest rivals Argentina winning the World Cup in their country, and so …
Argentina v Belgium Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Quarter-Finals

Argentina v Belgium Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Quarter-Finals

After an exhausting period of extra-time for both sides in their recent matches, Argentina and Belgium will be hoping to get the better of the other in their upcoming quarter-final match in Brasilia on Saturday evening. The Argentinians only just managed to beat Switzerland in the round of 16 after a brilliant run from Lionel Messi led to an assist for Angel di Maria’s winning goal. Alejandro Sabella’s side haven’t found it easy in the World Cup so far and …
Argentina v Switzerland Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Last 16

Argentina v Switzerland Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Last 16

We’re now at the stage of the World Cup where the real work begins and Argentina will hope they can keep their winning form going when they take on Switzerland in their round of 16 match on Tuesday evening. The Argentinians qualified for the knockout stages after finishing top of group F, winning all three of their games against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria. They looked more like the team we expected to see when they took on Nigeria …
Nigeria v Argentina Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group F

Nigeria v Argentina Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group F

Nigeria can guarantee their passage into the World Cup knockout stages with a draw on Wednesday evening, however they will have to do this against tournament favourites, Argentina. The Super Eagles won their first match at the World Cup since the 1998 tournament in France with their 1-0 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina, and will undoubtedly use this as inspiration to take the game to a seemingly average Argentinian side in Porto Alegre. Argentina find themselves at the top of …
Argentina v Iran Match Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group F

Argentina v Iran Match Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group F

Argentina can guarantee their passage into the knockout stages of the World Cup with a victory over Iran in Belo Horizonte on Saturday evening. Despite conceding early, Bosnia and Herzegovina made it difficult for the Argentinians in the Maracana and it wasn’t until Lionel Messi inspired his team with a second half goal that they started playing in the manner that was expected of them by fans and neutrals alike. Their opponents Iran played against Nigeria in Group F’s other …
Argentina v Bosnia & Herzegovina Preview | World Cup 2014

Argentina v Bosnia & Herzegovina Preview | World Cup 2014

Argentina will kick off their World Cup campaign in earnest on Sunday night when they take on the tournament debutants, Bosnia & Herzegovina in Rio de Janeiro. Alejandro Sabella’s side will be looking to start the group stage with a win and move one step closer to the knockout phase. However, Bosnia & Herzegovina will certainly not make it easy for them despite their lowly status in the tournament. Players such as Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko have experience of …