John Powers

Powers has worked for the Globe since 1973, writing for the Sports, Metro, Sunday, Magazine, and Living sections and sharing the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. He has covered sporting events on five continents and is the author of eight books.

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Argentina, Germany set for World Cup final

By John Powers , Globe Staff

The Germans have played in seven finals since returning to the global stage in 1954 after their post-war ban and have lost four of them.

on soccer

Argentina, Germany poised for World Cup showdown

By John Powers , Globe Staff

Two worthy clubs, steeped in World Cup history, will face off for the championship Sunday.

On soccer

Argentina holds onto dream, beats the Netherlands

By John Powers , Globe Staff

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero blocked two Dutch bids in the shootout and gave his teammates a 10-finger boost into Sunday’s final.

On soccer

Brazil loss was a shocker of epic proportions

By John Powers , Globe Staff

The Brazilians had never taken a beating like this with the entire planet watching.