Germany seems to have taken the lead in sending out some hefty zingers against the Argentinians ahead of the Saturday semi-final. This will be a match with plenty of testosterone.
Philip Lahm, the captain accused them of being bad losers characterizing it as a South American trait which should put him on the dock with not just Argentina but Brazil and Paraguay. Bastian Schweinsteiger called them "disrespectful."
Both were part of a German squad that sent the Argentinians packing in the 2006 World Cup in the quarterfinals after winning a penalty shootout. The match ended in a brawl with fisticuffs exchanged.
The English will be watching from the sidelines on Saturday. This could be the second best thing after an England vs Argentina match up.