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By David Keene
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Topic - Argentina
Can Messi lead Argentina to the title? Follow the entire World Cup Final here:
Angel Di Maria will not start for Argentina in the World Cup final against Germany after struggling with a thigh injury.
The two powerhouses each had their chances before Mario Goetze, who came on as a substitute in the 88th minute, finally broke through with a left-footed finish in the 113th minute.
Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets late Sunday to restrain a group of vandals who disturbed a peaceful rally celebrating Argentina's gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals.
As the winning captain, either Argentina forward Lionel Messi or Germany defender Philipp Lahm will hold aloft the most recognized trophy in sports in front of 74,000 spectators at the Maracana Stadium, the world-famous football venue nestled among Rio de Janeiro's hills, high-rises and favelas.
Germany win their fourth World Cup title, with a 1-0 victory over Argentina in the second half of extra time. Germany gave Europe their first World Cup title on South American soil.
After carrying his team through the group stage in Brazil with four goals, Messi seemed to run out of steam. In the final Sunday, he created chances but, like the rest of the team, lacked the finishing touch to turn the game for Argentina.
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Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time. Maxi Rodriguez put away the winning spot kick.
Gonzalo Higuain ended a four-game scoreless streak with an early winner as Argentina beat Belgium 1-0 and reached a World Cup semifinal match for the first time since 1990.
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With a penalty shootout looming, Messi made a surging run toward the Swiss area and laid the ball off to Angel Di Maria on the right, and the winger sent a left-foot shot past diving goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.
The Vatican's financial watchdog signed a memorandum of understanding with its Argentine counterpart Tuesday, extending and bolstering its anti-money laundering reforms.