Stories from 12 July 2014
Argentina Relished Rival Brazil's Loss to Germany So Much That Even This Military Band Got In on the Gloating
The Alto Peru Mounted Fanfare Band played a song during Independence Day parades with remixed lyrics taunting Brazil for a loss against Argentina in the 1990 World Cup.
Argentina last made it to the World Cup final in 1990 and lost to West Germany, making Sunday's final against Germany a rematch 24 years in the making.
Need some summer reading material? Here's a reading list of mostly Francophone authors recommended by the GV community.
Uzbek football referee Ravshan Irmatov may not be as well-known internationally as Cristiano Ronaldo, but his record at World Cups is decidedly better.