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Jul 14, 2014
The FIFA World Cup 2014 ended with Germany beating Argentina in the final at Rio de Janeiro. Germany overcame the Lionel Messi-led Argentina to pull off their first World Cup victory in over two decades. Their last victory was, by coincidence, against the same opposition, led by the similarly — if not more — iconic Diego Maradonna. The 1-0 scoreline was the same as well.
Football is a sport that is keenly followed even by a number of cricketers, and as the German juggernaut beat their Argentine opponents, Twitter was abuzz with reactions from cricketers.
India’s 2011 ICC World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh tweeted,
Sorry to Argentina fans! Unlucky too miss 2 goals congratulations to Germany on their 4th wcup win! Emotions brings back 2011 w cup memories
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 13, 2014
Pakistan player Mohammad Hafeez mentioned that his son’s interest in the game was what prompted him to support the eventual runners-up.
I was supporting ARG bcos my son was supporting them..we lost ..we wil accept this defeat gracefully… Congrats Germans ..u deserve it..
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) July 13, 2014
Iain O’Brien seemed droll in his observation.
Can we now have cricket fill the void for the 34 days until the Football season starts again, again?
— Iain O’Brien (@iainobrien) July 13, 2014
Allan Lamb seemed to support the Germans.
— Allan Lamb (@AllanLamb294) July 13, 2014
While England all-rounder Ravi Bopara felt for Lionel Messi.
— Ravi Bopara (@ravibopara) July 13, 2014
Dinesh Karthik seemed cordial in his appreciation of the Deutschland victory.
— Dinesh Karthik (@DineshKarthik) July 13, 2014
Pakistan superstar Shahid Afridi
Messi went missing, Germans went to win, congratulations Germany
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 13, 2014
While Pat Symcox compared the German machine to other machines.
Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsche, Goertze!!all about precision…
— Pat Symcox (@PatSymcox77) July 13, 2014
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