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Maracana Magic

Maracana Magic

No, I am not talking about 'that' Maracana Magic, you know the one where John Barnes Brazilian like waltz through the Brazil defence to score in 1984, the 'other' Maracana Magic...

This was the winner at the 2014 world cup final last night!

With the Germany-Argentina game destined for a penalty shootout - in the most part a pretty good final to be fair when so often they can be so tight, tense and cagey that you see little to no football at all - with neither side able to separate each other after 113-minutes of football, Germany won it.

Mario Gotze, the pin up boy in Germany, had been brought on by Joachim Low to 'outshine' Lionel Messi and you could say that he did just that with 7-minutes to play!

Another of those trademark German breaks from back to front saw the ball out wide to Andre Schurrle, who so often made an impact from the bench this summer, with his cross into the box inch perfect for Gotze who showed world-class technique, composure and a lack of nerves, to chest the ball down and volley it home sweetly left footed.

Definitely worthy of a 'Maracana Magic' tag methinks...

Argentina had chances, but you cannot afford not to take them against a side like Germany, as they will usually make you pay.

So, another world cup is over, one full of great moments and some highs and lows - and not just for England! - but once again the winner is all too familiar with a 4th world cup win secured by Germany, and a first as a unified nation having last won this some 24-years ago against the same opposition in Italy as the then old West Germany.

They said that a European side could not win in Brazil, Germany are the side to aspire to and they proved that if you are the best you invariably will be recognised as such as they became the first European side to win a world cup in South America, well the America's full stop...

All in all I think you would have to admit from, pretty much, start to finish Germany were the worthy winners.

Roll on Russia, although we do have the Euros in France in 2016 so that will be a nice filler in-between and 'hopefully' see a better performance from England, in the progression sense...

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Writer:Rug
Date:Monday July 14 2014
Time: 9:54AM

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