WorldViews: Why many Brazilians are rooting against Argentina

By Ishaan Tharoor, July 11, 2014

On Sunday, Germany and Argentina meet in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium for the World Cup final. Thousands of local Brazilians will be in attendance for the match, faced with a tough choice. Do they support Germany, the team responsible for Brazil's humiliating World Cup annihilation, or Argentina, their country's sporting nemesis? The answer, at least to one prominent Brazilian soccer journalist, is clear:

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