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Back in final, Germany bolstered by national pride

German soccer fans celebrate after their team scores at the Brazil World Cup semi final being played in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, between Germany and Brazil at a public viewing event called 'Fan Mile' in Berlin, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has come a long way since the national team last appeared in a World Cup final 12 years ago — and so has the team’s image at home.

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World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

Argentina's Lionel Messi sits during a training session in Vespesiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. On Sunday, Argentina faces Germany for the World Cup final soccer match in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team.

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World Cup result ‘can hurt’ domestic stock market

The July 3, 2010 file photo shows Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, and Germany's Mesut Ozil during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Germany at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. On Sunday, July 13, 2014, Germany and Argentina will face each other again in the final of the 2014 soccer World Cup.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)

LONDON (AP) — Argentina and Germany face off in the World Cup final on Sunday and investors in both countries will do well to be alert to potential drops on their stock markets the day after in case of defeat.

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Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina

Soccer fans of the Argentina national soccer team cheer during a live telecast of the soccer World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and The Netherlands, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin America

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Fight Schedule

At Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Wash. (ESPN2), Tureano Johnson vs. Mike Gavronski, 10, for the Continental Americas USNBC middleweight title; Art Hovhannisyan vs. Jonathan Maicelo, 10, for the WBC International Silver lightweight title.

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