Argentina: don’t mention the nerves

The worst pub stories and jokes, as we all know, are the ones for which âÂÂyou had to be there.â And in the same way that closing-time alcohol-fuelled feuds tend to reach their climax, the crossfire between the German and Argentine camp has also taken a totally avoidable route.

Pre-match tension, arguments about dodgy decisions in past meetings between the two and general dislike of the opposing nation are to be expected when the World Cup reaches the knock out phase.

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