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Romero heroics take Argentina to final

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Lionel Messi is a win away from becoming a world champion as Argentina set up a final date with Germany by beating the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties here on Wednesday.

My boys are tired after the ‘war’, says Argentina coach

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Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella believes a well-rested Germany will have the advantage against the weary South Americans in Sunday’s World Cup final.Sabella’s players advanced to the Maracana showpi

Robben, RVP fail to break Cup jinx

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Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie came up empty again.The Netherlands forwards, and the rest of the team, essentially ran out of steam on Wednesday in the World Cup semi-final, losing to Argentina in

Messi on target to match Maradona

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Lionel Messi kept running into a determined Dutch defensive wall on Wednesday but Argentina are still in the World Cup final and the little genius will get his chance to emulate Diego Maradona.A disci

This World Cup team would be unbeatable

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There is only one match to go for the completion of the 20th Fifa World Cup if you don’t include the pointless third-place playoff.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Romero shootout saves send Argentina to final

Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero saves a penalty from Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder during a shootout.  (Photo: AP)

Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties in a shootout with the Netherlands on Wednesday to take his country through to the World Cup final for the first time since 1990.Lionel Messi's A

FIFA World Cup 2014: Germany have final edge, says Argentina coach

Well-rested Germany have an edge over Argentina in the final, feels Alejandro Sabella. Photo:AFP

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella believes a well-rested Germany will have the advantage against the weary South Americans in Sunday's World Cup final.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Messi on target to match Maradona

The little genius Messi will get his chance to emulate Maradona's World Cup glory. Photo: AFP/ File

Lionel Messi kept running into a determined Dutch defensive wall on Wednesday but Argentina are still in the World Cup final and the little genius will get his chance to emulate Diego Maradona.

Van Gaal has proved his class

Win or lose Wednesday’s semi-final against Argentina, Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal will leave the World Cup having firmly reinforced his reputation as a master tactician.Manchester United fans mus

Demichelis out to defy ex-coach

Having been brought back in from the international wilderness, Argentina defender Martin Demichelis is now hoping to ruin the World Cup dream of his former coach Louis van Gaal in Wednesday’s semi-fin

The conscience of Justice Markandey Katju, dormant for over 10 years, erupted recently, throwing out allegations against everyone around him — mostly in the nature of ipse dixit. His targets — three former Chief Justices of India in the collegium (Justices R.C. Lahoti, Y.K. Sabharwal and K.G. Balakrishnan) that could have but did not select Justice Katju to the Supreme Court in 2004 or earlier.

If you care about India’s children, prepare to shed a tear now. If you care about Gujarat’s children, prepare to cry buckets now. Because Dinanath Batra, ace scholar, perfervid activist, slayer of Donigers, is a revered figure in the schools of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s motherland.