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It's time to make amends: Argentina's last time in the World Cup final | Israel today


Albiceleste was already ready to lift the trophy in 2014, but Mario Gotze shattered her dream • Eight years later, Leo Messi gets one last chance to do it

Just one more game. 

The Argentine national team took a significant and almost final step towards lifting the cup tonight (Tuesday), when it beat Croatia and qualified for the World Cup finals for the sixth time in its history.

It's time to remember the last time Albiselesta was in this position, which ended in many tears.

In the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, Leo Messi and his friends made an amazing journey, when they beat Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nigeria and Iran in the group stage, Switzerland in the round of 16, Belgium in the quarter and the Netherlands in the semi.

In the final stage, Argentina received the strong German team, which abused the host of the tournament, Brazil, with a historic 7:1 in the second semi-final.

Everything was ready for the victory of Leo Messi, who in fact since then and throughout his entire career has broken record after record, team and personal, but has yet to win a title in his field, he has always been compared to the legend of the past and Alilo Maradona - the World Cup.

At the end of 90 nerve-racking minutes, in which Argentina fans will probably never forget Gonzalo Higuain's big miss in the 21st minute, both teams were unable to find the back of the net and the game went into overtime.

The Albiceleste players tried to do everything to bring the trophy home after 28 years, but failed at the moment of truth.

Substitute Mario Getze received a ball in the area from Andre Schorle, stopped on his chest and kicked from the air into Sergio Romero's net.

0:1 to Germany, who wins the World Cup and sends Messi home, with the title of the best player of the tournament but with a huge disappointment in his heart.

Getza's goal that sent Argentina home, photo: AP

This Sunday, eight years after that heartbreaking final for them, Argentina will get another chance to lift the golden cup for the third time in its history and most of all - Messi will get one last chance to do it for the first time in his career and tell everyone - I am the best player in history.

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Source: israelhayom

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