Germany vs. Argentina
Germany vs. Argentina
Julie Farrar


Germany's 1-0 win over Argentina was front-page news around the world. Here are some highlights:

Argentina:

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Belgium:

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Brazil:

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Germany:

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Mexico:

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Spain:

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UK:

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Uruguay:

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U.S.:

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Venezuela:

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