Argentina-Germany Riots in World Cup Final? Fake Photos Persist Still

Users on Twitter were spreading fake photos on Twitter during Argentina’s match with Germany on Sunday, saying there were riots over the game.

The photos were of rioting and demonstrations from several years ago and some were even taken in other countries like the UK.

After Brazil’s loss to Germany, users also spread similar photos.

But there were actual, credible reports of riots following the devastating loss. According to the Daily Mail a few days ago, there was no widespread rioting but some fans set a bus on fire in Saol Paulo.

There was also some unrest outside of the stadium following the Germany loss.

Brazil has 6 new players for 3rd-place match 

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Left back Maxwell and striker Jo were among six players entering Brazil’s lineup for the third-place match against the Netherlands on Saturday, while Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder had to pull out after getting injured during the warmup.

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari made four other changes from the team that started the devastating 7-1 loss to Germany in semifinals. Captain Thiago Silva, who missed the match against Germany because of a yellow card suspension, was back in the lineup as expected, but the coach also included three new midfielders: Willian, Ramires and Paulinho.

Leaving the team were Marcelo, Dante, Fernandinho, Hulk, Bernard and Fred.

Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal, in his final match with the Netherlands before joining Manchester United, had made only one change from the team that lost on penalties to Argentina in the semifinals. He replaced Nigel de Jong, who earlier in the tournament had a groin injury, with Jordy Clasie. But Sneijder appeared to hurt his leg while warming up ahead of the match and was replaced by Jonathan de Guzman in the last minute.

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Lineups:

Brazil: Julio Cesar; Maicon, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Maxwell; Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Ramires, Willian, Oscar; Jo.

Netherlands: Jasper Cillessen; Dirk Kuyt, Ron Vlaar, Stefan de Vrij, Bruno Martins Indi, Jordy Clasie, Daley Blind; Georginio Wijnaldum, Jonathan de Guzman; Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie.

 

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