FIFA World Cup: Fans Mourn Argentina's Loss to Germany in Final
As Argentina's dreams of a World Cup after 28 years came crashing down, their fans could only dry the tears as the wait for the crown would be extended by a minimum of four years.
As Argentina's dreams of a World Cup after 28 years came crashing down, their fans could only dry the tears as the wait for the crown would be extended by a minimum of four years. (All AFP Images)
The fans came with high hopes as Argentina under Lionel Messi's leadership looked set to take on the rampaging Germans.
It was an openly contested match and the first half saw the on the edge of their seats as Argentina nearly grabbed the lead.
The second half saw the Germans dominate and nearly score. The tension visible on the fans' faces.
With the match going into extra time the fans began praying for divine intervention as it looked set to go into a penalty shootout.
Any hope of a miracle for Argentina was snuffed out when Mario Goetze's 113th minute strike saw Germany take the lead and their one hand was on the trophy.
That goal eradicated any hope of the World Cup coming to Argentina after 28 years and the fans were left to dry their tears and ponder what might have been.
The mood of the Argentine fans clearly indicated in this pick as a fan thinks of how things would have been had the result gone the other way. The flag in the background adds an added tinge of depression to the thought.
Argentina lost a hard fought game and noone will feel the pain more than skipper Lionel Messi. The fans now have to wait another four years before they start dreaming of their team bagging the title.