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Jubilant Argentine fans honked car horns down the streets of Rio de Janeiro before the World Cup final Sunday, prompting Brazilians to shout back their allegiance in this match: "Germany!" Still smarting over their team's humiliating World Cup elimination, many Brazilians are backing Germany over their South American neighbours, but football arch-rivals, in the game at the iconic Maracana Stadium. Since the tournament kicked off on June 12, legions of Argentines have flooded Brazilian cities, taunting their hosts with chants that their hero Diego Maradona was better than Brazil legend Pele. After Brazil lost 7-1 to Germany in the semi-final, Argentines held up seven fingers and chanted "They ate seven goals!" Brazilians chanted back that they had won a record five titles.