- Title: ARGENTINA: Argentines commiserate over their 1-0 World Cup loss to Germany
- Date: 13th July 2014
- Summary: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (JULY 13, 2014) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) VARIOUS OF FANS GATHERING AROUND OBELISK MONUMENT WHEN GERMANY SCORES THE WINNING GOAL KARINA ROJAS, SOCCER FAN, GRADS HER HEAD PEOPLE WALKING WITH ARGENTINE FLAGS TOWARDS THE OBELISK (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CARINA ROJAS, SOCCER FAN SAYING: "Well, it's done." (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MATIAS CAPRIA, SOCCER FAN SAYING: "It was really ugly. The only thing I thought was that we were going to come out champions and that this would be a party and it ended up not happening. Ugly, ugly because we ended loosing one to zero." (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) JUAN NOBBILE SOCCER FAN SAYING: "Suffering a lot. I thought today would be the happy day for the boy but it stayed in Brazil." (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ELIZABET PENIA SOCCER FAN SAYING: "They did everything. They beat each other up but the Argentines did very well. I congratulate them. Very good." YOUNG FANS HANGING ON A TRAFFIC LIGHT VARIOUS OF FANS SURROUNDING THE OBELISK AFTER THE GAME
- Embargoed: 28th July 2014 13:00
- Location: Argentina
- Country: Argentina
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVA1S0JF5TA2JPYUSRU3PACX2BU7
- Story Text: Argentine soccer fans converged at the famous Obelisk monument in Buenos Aires to commiserate and celebrate their World Cup team's performance and ultimate 1-0 loss to Germany in overtime at the World Cup finals Sunday (July 13).
Thousands of fans who had been on pins and needles throughout the match poured onto the streets coming together to share the bitter-sweet moment with their fellow compatriots.
"It was really ugly," said Matias Capria after the game. "The only thing I thought was that we were going to come out champions and that this would be a party and it ended up not happening."
"Suffering a lot," said fan Juan Nobbile.
"They beat each other up but the Argentines did very well," said fellow fan Elizabet Penia.
Germany substitute Mario Goetze volleyed in a brilliant goal seven minutes from the end of extra time to clinch a 1-0 victory over Argentina at the Maracana on Sunday that gave them the World Cup for the fourth time.
The game seemed destined for penalties until fellow substitute Andre Schuerrle escaped down the left and sent in a cross that Goetze controlled on his chest before slamming home.
Germany dominated possession in the match but Argentina had the best of the few chances, including a clear one after 20 minutes when a misdirected Tony Kroos header sent Gonzalo Higuain clear, only for the striker to drag his shot badly wide.
Lionel Messi struggled to impose himself on the game and, though he shot just wide right at the start of the second half, the chances dried up as both teams tired and the game went into extra time.
Argentina substitute Rodrigo Palacio went close early in the extra period but Germany triumphed to become the first European team to win the World Cup in the Americas.
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