Monday
July 14, 2014

A clinical finish from Germany's Mario Götze finally downed Argentina in the final minutes of extra time, as the young forward came off the bench to seal a 1-0 victory for Joachim Low's men, and their fourth World Cup title in Rio de Janeiro's Maracaná Stadium.

Argentine forward Lionel Messi affirmed he feels “devastated” about the loss against Germany while saying the Albiceleste forwards had several chances to score but could not seize them.

Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano said the pain suffered by the 1-0 defeat against Germany in injury time will “last a lifetime,” while adding the team lacked "a little bit of luck."

Over 100,000 Argentine fans arrived in Río de Janeiro to cheer for the national team in the eve of today’s final against Germany at the Maracaná.

• Massive security presence for World Cup final

Domestic Trade secretary Augusto Costa has revealed his delight at the visit of Russia president Vladimir Putin to Argentine soil, affirming that his presence and meeting with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner proves that Argentina is not isolated in world politics.

By Tomás Brockenshire

It was the intangibles — mutual signs of appreciation for Russia’s “leadership” and Argentina’s “sovereign” positions — that most clearly suggested the further consolidation of a strengthening relationship centred around shared political and economic interests.

• New cooperation agreements at-a-glance • Gov’t signs nuclear energy deal with Russia • CFK claimes ‘responsible leaderships’, highlightes Cuba debt write-off

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner invited Bolivian president Evo Morales, Uruguay leader José Mujica and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro to participate in a special dinner after her meeting with the Russian head of state, Vladimir Putin.

• Putin meets Castro at start of Lat Am tour

By Fermín Koop

Six years have passed since the Supreme Court issued a ruling forcing the federal government and the Buenos Aires province and City to start cleaning the Riachuelo, one of the most polluted rivers in the world.

• ‘There’s still a lot to be done but the river clearly looks better’

By Luciana Bertoia

Head of Legitimate Justice group, Judge Garrigós de Rébori talks to the Herald. Head of the pro-reform association Legitimate Justice, the judge who last year was appointed at the recently-created Criminal Cassation Court discusses failures in the so-called “judicial democratization” package.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said major differences persist between Iran and six world powers negotiating on Tehran's nuclear programme, remarks echoed by Tehran, with a July 20 deadline for a deal approaching.

Vice President Joe Biden encouraged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today, to pursue talks that could lead to a ceasefire with rebels and said Washington continued to pursue efforts to raise pressure on Russia, the White House said.

By Lorenzo Miquel

“1,2,3,4!” Counting as fast as the following chords, Johnny Ramone’s battle cry ignited many of the rapid-fire live songs that ringed through each frenzy-filled stadium the Ramones played in. Up until 1978, Tommy was the one behind the drums, keeping up with the pace that defined New York — later on, worldwide youth — in the late 70s.

The coach of the Argentina national team Alejandro Sabella paid tribute to his players despite an agonising 1-0 defeat to Germany in the final of the World Cup, stating that he was proud of the men who brought the Albiceleste to their first final in 24 years.

A group of Argentine fans clashed with police today following World Cup celebrations at the Oblesic in 9 de Julio Avenue in downtown Buenos Aires City, after the 1-0 loss to Germany in the final match.

Argentine fans gathered at the Obelisco monument in 9 de Julio avenue and other spots in Buenos Aires City to celebrate the Albiceleste's performance in the World Cup in spite of the defeat against the German side in the final match.

By Francisco Aldaya

Higher daily rates of dollar buying have been seen in the first few days of each month since the dollar clamp was partially lifted late in January, but the World Cup in Brazil appears to have increased the amount dished out monthly as well.

Israeli forces dropped leaflets into the town of Beit Lahiya near Gaza's northern border with Israel. They read: "Those who fail to comply with the instructions to leave immediately will endanger their lives and the lives of their families. Beware."

• Israeli commandos clash with Hamas militants

By William Booth

After six days of Israeli bombing, Palestinians are living ‘hell’ again as their death toll surpasses 150.

After Brazil’s humiliating 7 to 1 defeat against Germany and a day after a new heavy loss in third-place match against the Netherlands, President Dilma Rousseff thanked the national team for bringing joy to the people. “You are bigger than any fleeting result,” she said.

Iraq's parliament has failed to break a damaging political deadlock which is holding up the formation of new government to tackle an Islamist-led insurgency raging less than 80 km from Baghdad.




There was scant consolation for Argentina captain Lionel Messi after seeing his team go down in the 2014 World Cup final to Germany, as the Barcelona star lifted the Golden Ball award given to the best player across the tournament.


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By Nadia Nasanovsky
Speaking with Buenosairesherald.com, Ronny Edry, an Israeli graphic designer that became worldwide known in 2012 for his “Israel Loves Iran” campaign cannot hide his despair for this “new cycle of war”.


Fifty shades of Griesa II

Martín Gambarotta

Fifty shades of Griesa II

The multiverse of sport

James Neilson / As I See it

The multiverse of sport

The final and the jinx

Marcelo J. García

The final and the jinx





By Alejandro Wall

This afternoon, when Argentina plays against Germany for the final — an event the country has awaited for 24 years — local fans are expected to cheer on for the Europeans. The rivalry didn’t start out with soccer. It actually originates from the time of the colonies, when Portugal was in Brazil and Spain surrounded it with bordering territory.

• World Trade

Argentina must heed call to come closer to Pacific Alliance — pundits

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