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World Cup championship: What Argentina needs to do to win
World Cup championship: What Argentina needs to do to win

The formula for Argentina ascending into the World Cup final is as obvious as the formula for Coca-Cola is secretive: Play superb defense and hope Lionel Messi can summon the wizardry to manufacture a goal. So the most significant of five ways, spelled out below, to defeat Germany might sound counterintuitive for a team that has not conceded a goal in the knockout rounds. -- Jump into attack mode from the get-go and try to steal an early goal. A Germany lead is gold because, once ahead, the team essentially forms two back lines, one of them with its array of midfielders, that are difficult to penetrate. Besides, any underdog should consider an unpredictable tactic. The Argentines could...

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