It's the biggest football match on earth - the World Cup final

It's the biggest football match on earth - the World Cup final

The World Cup final will be held at the Maracana stadium tonight

Susann Idres is supporting Germany in the final.

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

AFTER four weeks and 63 games of football, it all comes down to the biggest game – the World Cup final – tonight.

The 2014 tournament in Brazil has had its thrills, spills and upsets, but the Maracana stadium will tonight see two of the heavyweights of world football come up against each other.

Talking of upsets, Germany managed one of the biggest of all time when they crushed host nation Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals.

It will make them favourites for the win tonight, with Argentina having not been hugely impressive as they have made their way through the tournament.

They needed penalties to get past Holland in their semi-final after a dire 0-0 draw and they have yet to win any of their matches by a margin of more than one goal.

But they are here and will want to win their first World Cup since 1986 – will they turn on the style tonight?

Germany last made the final in 2002, where they lost to Brazil 2-0.

Tonight, they will aim to make history by becoming the first European team to win the title in South America.

Susann Idres, who lives in Bournemouth, is cheering on her native Germany.

She said: “It will be a completely different game (to the semi-final) on Sunday; I don’t think anything like that will happen again.

“The other team will have watched our game as well and will be aware of our strengths and weaknesses.

“I think it will be quite a tactical game.”

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10:15am Sun 13 Jul 14

caapprentice says...

I am pleased to say that I was not aware that this so-called 'sporting event' was on tonight except that it interferes with normal TV programming.
I am pleased to say that I was not aware that this so-called 'sporting event' was on tonight except that it interferes with normal TV programming. caapprentice
  • Score: -11

10:32am Sun 13 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

you know its a shame you got to miss Jeremy Kiley eastenders and the rainbow club George but you will get over it you know
you know its a shame you got to miss Jeremy Kiley eastenders and the rainbow club George but you will get over it you know nickynoodah
  • Score: 0

11:04am Sun 13 Jul 14

The Liberal says...

Germany beating a mediocre Brazil side was in no way an upset – it was the manner of victory that was surprising.
Germany beating a mediocre Brazil side was in no way an upset – it was the manner of victory that was surprising. The Liberal
  • Score: 1

11:34am Sun 13 Jul 14

Ragwin says...

caapprentice wrote:
I am pleased to say that I was not aware that this so-called 'sporting event' was on tonight except that it interferes with normal TV programming.
It's either that or Titanic on C4. Game Of Thrones is being repeated on Sky. Or there's always a good book and the internet.
[quote][p][bold]caapprentice[/bold] wrote: I am pleased to say that I was not aware that this so-called 'sporting event' was on tonight except that it interferes with normal TV programming.[/p][/quote]It's either that or Titanic on C4. Game Of Thrones is being repeated on Sky. Or there's always a good book and the internet. Ragwin
  • Score: 1

11:49am Sun 13 Jul 14

retry69 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
you know its a shame you got to miss Jeremy Kiley eastenders and the rainbow club George but you will get over it you know
NICKY ! nice to see a letter from you in Fridays Echo :)
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: you know its a shame you got to miss Jeremy Kiley eastenders and the rainbow club George but you will get over it you know[/p][/quote]NICKY ! nice to see a letter from you in Fridays Echo :) retry69
  • Score: -6

1:16pm Sun 13 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

Happens all the time cousin
had one in the Washington Post a few weeks back you know I write all over the world its my pass time
I got no time for dwellie georges who are thick like short planks though
you know it is
Happens all the time cousin had one in the Washington Post a few weeks back you know I write all over the world its my pass time I got no time for dwellie georges who are thick like short planks though you know it is nickynoodah
  • Score: -1

1:50pm Sun 13 Jul 14

joetheman says...

there must be a few contenders for best actor at the oscars, its no longer football where the best team wins its who can convince the ref it was a foul and who can dive the best.football is just not fun anymore. what used to be a great spectator sport is now a sham.
there must be a few contenders for best actor at the oscars, its no longer football where the best team wins its who can convince the ref it was a foul and who can dive the best.football is just not fun anymore. what used to be a great spectator sport is now a sham. joetheman
  • Score: -2

2:23pm Sun 13 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Germans or Argies. How the heck is an English viewer supposed to support one or the other. Barbecue on the beach time I think.....surrounded by Spaniards. Oh joy.
Germans or Argies. How the heck is an English viewer supposed to support one or the other. Barbecue on the beach time I think.....surrounded by Spaniards. Oh joy. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -2

5:10pm Sun 13 Jul 14

alasdair1967 says...

Who do we support both enemies in wars against Britain sod it I'll support the referee tonight
Who do we support both enemies in wars against Britain sod it I'll support the referee tonight alasdair1967
  • Score: -2

8:48pm Sun 13 Jul 14

BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth says...

joetheman wrote:
there must be a few contenders for best actor at the oscars, its no longer football where the best team wins its who can convince the ref it was a foul and who can dive the best.football is just not fun anymore. what used to be a great spectator sport is now a sham.
The difference between wendyball and rugby:

In wendyball the players spend 90 minutes pretending to be injured in the hope of getting a penalty.

In rugby the players spend 80 minutes pretending they are not injured because they don't want to let anybody down.
[quote][p][bold]joetheman[/bold] wrote: there must be a few contenders for best actor at the oscars, its no longer football where the best team wins its who can convince the ref it was a foul and who can dive the best.football is just not fun anymore. what used to be a great spectator sport is now a sham.[/p][/quote]The difference between wendyball and rugby: In wendyball the players spend 90 minutes pretending to be injured in the hope of getting a penalty. In rugby the players spend 80 minutes pretending they are not injured because they don't want to let anybody down. BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth
  • Score: -3

9:58pm Sun 13 Jul 14

LordLilliput says...

caapprentice wrote:
I am pleased to say that I was not aware that this so-called 'sporting event' was on tonight except that it interferes with normal TV programming.
Can't believe someone's got a worst score than Nickynohope. That takes some doing.
[quote][p][bold]caapprentice[/bold] wrote: I am pleased to say that I was not aware that this so-called 'sporting event' was on tonight except that it interferes with normal TV programming.[/p][/quote]Can't believe someone's got a worst score than Nickynohope. That takes some doing. LordLilliput
  • Score: -2

10:04pm Sun 13 Jul 14

LordLilliput says...

joetheman wrote:
there must be a few contenders for best actor at the oscars, its no longer football where the best team wins its who can convince the ref it was a foul and who can dive the best.football is just not fun anymore. what used to be a great spectator sport is now a sham.
Absolutely correct.
[quote][p][bold]joetheman[/bold] wrote: there must be a few contenders for best actor at the oscars, its no longer football where the best team wins its who can convince the ref it was a foul and who can dive the best.football is just not fun anymore. what used to be a great spectator sport is now a sham.[/p][/quote]Absolutely correct. LordLilliput
  • Score: -2

1:08am Mon 14 Jul 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

Shouldn't this be in the sports section?
Shouldn't this be in the sports section? Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 0

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