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It's Brazil's party but guest list includes Argentina
It's Brazil's party but guest list includes Argentina

Brazil has been flooded by Argentines, who have streamed across the border for today's World Cup final between Lionel Messi's Argentina and Germany. Some estimates of the number who have come range as high as 100,000. That may be conservative. Organizers say just 4,461 tickets for the final were sold in Argentina, which means a lot of the visitors are in Rio just to be close to their country's first appearance in a World Cup final in 24 years. The area around the Maracana Stadium, site of the final, is closed for several hundred yards in every direction. To get through the security checkpoints you need to show a ticket. (And speaking of security, there are almost as many police and...

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