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World Cup final features best team versus best player
World Cup final features best team versus best player

After 31 days, 63 games and 170 goals, this World Cup finally will be decided Sunday in the tournament's most compelling matchup. Over the last month, players have had their shoulders bitten and their backs broken. Unsung players such as Colombia's James Rodriguez and Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas have stepped up and hugely overrated teams — you know who you are Portugal and Brazil — collapsed. It has been a World Cup of farce and tragedy, drama and intrigue. How fitting, then, that the final (noon PDT, ABC) should feature the World Cup's best team versus the world's best player. And both will be chasing more than just a title. They'll also be...

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