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On Thursday, he will be officially presented at a press conference before jetting off to the United States of America on Friday for the club’s pre-season tour

The final, to be played at the imposing Maracana Stadium, is a repeat of the gruelling 1990 encounter between the two countries, which was decided courtesy of a 85th penalty goal by Germany’ Andreas Brehme, as well as the 1986 final won 3-2 by Argentina

In contrast to the wide open, raucous display that the other semi-final produced, the Argentina against Netherlands Wednesday match was an even contest and a frequently dull one as the game became increasing bogged down in a midfield battle

Klose’s goal – one of five Germany’s goals in an amazing opening 45 minutes against the hosts – took him clear of former Brazil striker, Ronaldo, on 16 goals at the finals

They smoke cigarettes on the streets and drop the stubs at corners, which are in turn picked up by “junkies” who take hard drugs

Nigerians turn hostile after loss
Since the failure of the Super Eagles to get beyond the round of 16, after losing 0-2 to France, a collection of Nigerians in Sao Paulo, particularly at the area known as Repuclica, have turned hostile to fellow Nigerians

Much had been made of Brazil’s perceived mental frailties ahead of the match, with players coming under fire for crying during renditions of the national anthem and Scolari’s decision to call in a sports psychologist grabbing headlines