Rio de Janeiro: It says everything of Argentina's World Cup that should they go on to beat Germany in Sunday's final in Rio, many expect Javier Mascherano, not Lionel Messi to be crowned the tournament's best player.
Mascherano's last-ditch tackle to prevent Arjen Robben from putting the Netherlands into the final at Argentina's expense in the semi-final has already become an internet sensation. (Germany Plan to Wreck Messi's Party)
The "little chief" has appeared in mocked up photographs as Che Guevara and historic Argentine general Jose San Martin amongst others. (Ready to Make History: Loew)