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Greetings Kickabout comrades, good morning, welcome to to Rio,
It has arrived for World Cup final weekend.
Four weeks, 62 matches, 167 goals - it's been amazing.
We've finally reached that time when only one team can go home with
We shall be looking back on a great tournament we have had,
we will be looking forward to the World Cup final.
This is what's coming up on the final Match of the Day Kickabout.
We've got football's biggest match covered -
We will be showing you how the two teams made it to the Maracana.
South America footy expert Tim victory is here to help us preview
that final and explain how Brazil are coming to terms with the
The F2 boys are back with more ingenious spot kicks.
Leah is joined by a familiar face for the weekly news.
And BBC pundits Rio Ferdinand and big Alan Shearer give us
So four days ago here in Brazil there was a rather significant
They lost 7-1 to Germany their semi final.
You almost need to whisper it in these parts because people are
You could concentrate on what went wrong for the host nation,
So what is the secret of their success?
We think we have found the perfect person to tell us.
Hi, Match of the Day Kickabout, Sean here from Berlin.
Now we know what it takes to win a World Cup,
We have got off to a stunning start this campaign.
We blew Ronaldo away in a a 4-0 win in our opening game.
Dreadful day at the office for Portugal.
The game was won at half time after a Thomas Muller hat trick.
But needed extra time to do the business against Algeria
Germany are, as usual, going through to the World Cup quarter-finals.
Neuer had the tournament of his life.
Five games, three clean sheets and save after save.
And that brings us to the semi final.
It was a result no one would have predicted.
Big old bear pit of a ground, but utterly thrilling.
Muller in there and it's in and Germany lead.
It's found its way through to Tony Kroos here.
Kroos through the legs, back into Muller.
And Klose is the all-time World Cup record goal scorer.
Look at this, just gives it him back.
Three in the middle, Khedira into Lahm.
Lahm square and it's a tap in for six and Schurrle makes it six
Just pulls it back and it is another tap in.
Neuer thought about coming and has retreated.
Oscar scores the most pointless of World Cup goals.
And that's it and Germany are into the World Cup final, with an
It has finished the most surprising scoreline of a surprising World Cup,
Ludicrous scenes then in Belo Horizonte.
Perhaps one of the great football matches of all time
for everybody other than those who are of course supporting Brazil.
Germany now face Argentina in tomorrow's final after they saw
Let's get down the low down on the blue and white stripes.
Hi Match of the Day Kickabout, I'm Tommy and I support Argentina.
We have reached the final four times.
We topped our group with wins against Bosnia.
And he dances away and he scores - Messi.
And Argentina have the early lead here.
We have had goals from our main man, Messi.
We have not trailed at any point during the World Cup.
Three clean sheets in the knockout rounds.
The question for the keeper is whether he can see
Lionel Messi straight through and well held by the keeper.
Sneijder with Robben and Janmatt to the right.
The referee has the whistle to his lips.
Ron Vlaar has had a terrific game for the Dutch.
He's first up from the spot and it's saved by Romero -
Argentina one kick away from a World Cup final.
Here comes Rodriguez - here go Argentina!
They're going to Rio, they will face the might of Germany.
For the third time in World Cup history.
We are getting a final between the Germans and the Argentinians.
Your wonderful punditry has really kept us going through this
Let me introduce you to one of our stars of the tournament
for the BBC, it's only our South American expert, Tim Vickery.
Yeah, but I'm out of a job very soon.
This new generation, they're coming through.
They're going to take me out of a job.
I'm sorry about the rain as well by the way.
Now, Tuesday night in Belo Horizonte, what on earth
An extraordinary collapse, it was unbelievable.
I think we have got to pay tribute to the Germans.
All right, the Brazilian defence absolutely fell apart.
But they fell apart under high tempo passing, lovely passing
It's one of the most impressive displays I have
The only team that can stop them now is another South American side,
So what needs to click for them so they can win at the Maracana
Argentina have got a couple of days try and get Di Maria fit.
Such an important player for them with his pace.
He has looked well short of his best so far in the World Cup.
Kuze But the key is Messi. Coverage from 7 o'clock on Sunday. The game
kicks off at 8 o'clock your time. So many games have been spectacular. If
your a scriptwriter, you would say box office!
The 2014 World Cup was the one we had been waiting for. Big budget.
Grand locations and leading names. It hasn't disappointed. That's what
they came for! It's broken TV viewing records worldwide and
critics around the globe are saying it's the best tournament in history.
It's had everything. Action. Suspence. He has to score.
Heartbreak. Brazil are being humiliated. Heroes and villains. A
beautiful goal. And... Goals. Oh what a goal from David Luiz. The
group stages - 136 goals in 25 games. That's a record. Oh and he
has done it. Then there's the strong support acts. 31 goals scored by
subs. Schurrle! Oh it's seven. The goalkeepers - they have put in some
great cameo appearances. Saved by Krul! Tim Howard - the most saves in
World Cup history. What a performance. Howard again. Howard
again. This World Cup has produced brilliant subplots. Twists. And
great stories. Columbia 1, Ivory Coast, 0. This epic Brazilian
adventure will go down as one of the greatest box office hits of all
time. And I can't wait to see how it ends. I hope you enjoyed that. I
know you enjoyed watching Billy and Jeremy our free stylers with their
penalty routines. Well they're back and this is how to get it down.
We are the F 26789 now there is a good chance we will see some of the
world's best players decide their fate from 12 yards. But we have got
this covered. This is the F2 alternative penalty guide.
Alternative! Down the middle. Simple enough. But we can go one better.
One better! You want to be side on to the ball. Place your non-kicking
foot by the ball and make sure your hand is down and strike the under
side of the ball with your laces and watch it fly into the top corner.
Well players do try and fool keepers from the spot. But we have an extra
special trick. Check this out. Start pretending to do up your laces and
then in one movement, switch legs and make contact with the ball.
Place your non-kick foot behind the ball and kneel on one knee. This is
a cheeky bit of skill to catch the skeerp unaware. -- keeper unaware.
There you have it. Penalty taking F2 style. Pressure? What pressure.
Don't know what all the fuss is about.
Still to come: John has his final kicking the bin of the World Cup and
you will be re-creating another World Cup souper strike. We have --
super strike. But now when there is thousands of people watching you, it
us far more difficult to do the business from 12 yards. What we need
is we need somebody who knows thousand do it. Someone who has been
there, seen it, and done it. He used to wear a number 9 op on his back,
his name is Alan Shearer. You're representing your country and the
pressure is huge. Imagine there is 50,000 people, you're walking from
the half way through. What is in your mind. This is where your mind
plays tricks with you. What should you do. That walk is one hell of a
long walk. Try and stay calm. You can feel your heartbeating faster.
You have got to believe in what you're trained to do. He has nerves
of steel. You have to stay in control of the situation. Are you
looking at the keeper? No. The keeper will try mind games. We saw
it with Tim Krul. Saying I know where you will put it. Of course he
didn't know. If that had happened to me, I would have waited for Krul to
go back into his goal. Don't let him control the situation. I used to
line the ball up and look at the opposite side to where I was going
to hit it. I would look to the keeper's left knowing I was going to
go to the right. So when you put the ball down in a special way. The
valve at the top. Don't ask me why. I just had to do that. You know
where you're going to put it and you should never change your mind. Hulk
went the other way. The Germans have a word for the process, strength of
nerves. Nerves of steel. They're are not bad at it. If you would going to
make sure you would score, would you wear a Germany shirt. I would rather
wear a Sunderland shirt. What is your advice? Don't miss. That is a
perfect penalty. Then that walk back is better than the walk down. I'm
Leah and I'm back from Brazil with the news. Let's kick off with the
decision of the Dutch manager to substitute their keeper in the dying
seconds of extra time, so that reserve keeper Tim Krul could come
on just for the penalty shoot-out. Can you imagine that? It must have
been so embarrassing. Do you mind leaving. I'm the dog and I'm better
at this. So go away. I will take over this fantastic football chat.
That is what I do, cocker. Did you see that giant bug landing on the
shoulder of James Rodriguez. Stop trying to put me off. Look at the
size of that thing. Oh! And he is kissing his wrist. Why is he doing
that and why can't you see that massive bug. Look up. It's on your
shoulder! How did he not notice that. Everyone in the stadium did,
didn't they? Oh, any way check out this man doing something daft. Who
is he? Yes, it is Argentina coach Sabella. He gets all excited and
there is a miss or something and he nearly falls over look. Is this
news? Get on with it Hacker. And the Holland manager, Louis van Gaal.
Look, he has lost his pen. It is not there. It is not there either. Look,
no, he has still not found his pen. The man's pointless. Well penless.
And that is the news. Is that it, can I go home now. I have a meeting
with Sue Barker about Wimbledon. That is all from us for now. We have
had a fantastic time watching the World Cup games. We hope you have
too. But there is one big game still left to go. It will be an absolute
thriller V a fantastic summer. Hacker just don't mention food I
have got a bug on me arm. Get it off, Leah. It's behind me. Get it
off me. It's affecting me mind! John has shown us some amazing tricks.
Look at this. Remember the rainbow from last week? Rory had a go
himself. What about? Souper Super skills. The football has been
magnificent and here is John's final trick of 2014.
I couldn't get to Brazil. But that doesn't mean I can't get involved in
the World Cup action and this is kick in the bin - Brazil style! This
week's trick, the scorpion pass. If you can pull off a hand stand, you
will have it in no time. To do this move you need to balance the ball
between where your ham string and your ankle it and go up into a hand
stand and get close to the bin and then pop your leg out and that
should send the ball up and over and hopefully into the bin. You will
need balance, rhythm and good footwork. Everything a good Samba
star needs. That is it, thank you for watching.
Enjoy the summer. I had better go - the tide's coming in! Throughout the
week we have been asking you to say who you think will win the World
Cup. You said that Germany will beat Argentina and win their fourth World
Cup. We shall see whether you're right. The whole of the final starts
at 7 o'clock, kick off at 8 o'clock tomorrow. We have seen some shocking
defending in Brazil. But some wonderful forward play. So we turn
our attention there. You have been creating one of Germany's super
seven. We are back one last time. To bring you our final goal
re-creation. We have to feature Brazil. But they were on the
receiving end of seventh. So here is Khedira's record-breaking strike.
Brazil started with great hopes of making the final. But four German
goals in 26 minutes ended their World Cup dream before half time.
Germany were in control when Hummels wins the ball and slides a pass to
Khedira. He runs into the ball into the box and hits it to Ozil and he
plays it back to de-Dee RSPCA -- - Khedira. And then it is game over.
5-0! Here is a question for you. Would you like to hear from two
Titans of BBC punditry pool? I thought so we have Reigh Ferdinand
and -- Rio Ferdinand and Alan Shearer. We have the answers to some
of the questions. We asked who was the star of the tournament. Max
thought it was van Persie. My star is Rodriguez. That goal and the way
he smashed it in, it was pitch perfect. Your star? Smie I would
agree, Rodriguez. He is a young guy, and that goal, chest, volley, boom!
A moment of magic. We asked for your favourite goal as well. Brian said
Rodriguez's goal against Uruguay. Yes I think that is the goal of
tournament. The technique and the touch was perfect and the execution
was amazing. It was the perfect goal. If you foobg a picture of him
the way he was stood and the way his balance was and he got his shot away
was fantastic. Or Cahill's volley. The same, Rodriguez is the best one.
But Robben's header, coming in from such a distance and seeing the
keeper out and heading it over. That is a hard skill to do. That is
second. You have to mention Cahill's volley. That was nice. But you just
close your eyes and hit it! I have done it a hundred times! In my
dreams! What has been your biggest surprise? Emilia is going for Costa
Rica. I think so. That group, you know, England, you had Uruguay and
you had Italy. There was no hope, no one considered Costa Rica to come
out the way they did was a huge surprise. My biggest surprise would
have to be that Germany beating Brazil 7-1. We have never seen
anything like that before. Vanessa picked that as her match of the
tournament. Yes. Everyone was surprised when Holland beat Spain
five, but for Germany to beat Brazil in Brazil in the semi final even. We
were watching it together and it was just like... Everyone at home we
were the same, going what is going on? You will go for that. The Dutch
one was we were thinking what is happening. It was the end of an era.
But this 7-1 in Brazil was a ridiculous result. Back to you.
Thank you. Huge thank you in fact to Mr Ferdinand and Mr Shearer and all
our guests over the last few weeks. I hope you have enjoyed watching the
programme. Two games to go. Third place play-off, Brazil against the
Dutch and then the final, Germany against Argentina and you can watch
it all on BBC1 tomorrow. The football has been fantastic and I
know you have enjoy watching us on a Saturday morning. Shall we look back
before we go? We have enjoyed it too so have a great summer. Brazil get
ready for kick off for the biggest tournament in the world. The
colourful 2014 wuch Cup is finally here. The shot from Neymar. What a
fantastic goal. The Netherlands have destroyed the world champions.
Disappointed but not down hearted was the England angle. Rooney is
there! Wayne Rooney scores a World Cup finals goal. Welcome to Rio and
to the World Cup. It is finally here. It takes nerves of steel.
Let's see how he deals with this one. I found a good way to wake up
in the morning. Its is this! It is goodbye from me in Brazil. I have
had an unbelievable time. What a strike! It has been a long, long
time coming. It was worth the wait!