So, it is coming to its end tomorrow (India time). The final match of the FIFA World Cup 2014 begins at 12:30 AM India time.

And what a quality time it has been – a beautiful month of adventure on the field – with World Cup category thrill – packed with moments of shock, surprise, joy and distress – the elevating high points, the saddening low points and the maddening no-brainers – it gave us all what a World Cup should have.

I was never a Football fan but I always loved the World Cup. I used to be crazy for Cricket in my college days. That love is not anymore. Cricket event doesn’t register now.

But the love for the FIFA World Cup and some other major Football events has grown significantly and I realized during this edition of the event.

Yes, it is not possible to catch every match and accordingly, I had my own priority list and I could watch most on the list.

Every time, it was an active engagement. I finished most the matches actively tweeting about and writing on. And it was situation-driven, never thought about! The experience so has been simply engrossing.

And that quality time is coming to its end (leaving good memories) in 35 minutes from now when the 3-time World Cup winner Germany takes on 2-time winners Argentina.

Argentina is banking on Lionel Messi and can feel safer to strive for the win with its ‘evolved’ defence (as the experts say) to frustrate the goal-hungry Germans after their massive 7-1 win over Brazil. Yes, the unexpected score would have flamed the appetite of the Germans, who are better as a team unit than Argentina.

Can Messi deliver?
Will Argentina get the next legend after Maradona?
Will the Argentinian defence be able to frustrate the German attack?

Will Germany become the first European country to win the World Cup in South America by lifting the Crown 4th time?
Will Miroslav Klose, the record scorer of the World Cup now, go back home with a memorable end to his World Cup career?
Can Thomas Muller be the nemesis for Messi?

The answers begin to speak up in 35 minutes from now!

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey –

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