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14.07.2014: 12.30 AM IST ARGENTINA 0-1 GERMANY (FT)

GER: Gotze 113'

ARG: Romero, Garay, Zabaleta, Biglia, Perez, Higuain, Messi (c), Mascherano, Demichelis, Rojo, Lavezzi
GER: Neuer, Höwedes, Hummels, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Klose, Müller, Lahm (C), Kroos, Boateng


Golden Glove: Neuer
Golden Ball: Messi
Golden Boot: James Rodriguez

PREVIEW : Jaydip Dasgupta and Laltu Chakrabarty :
The enthusiasm is increasing world over as the historical Marcana is now set to host the Mega Final of the 2014 World Cup between Germany and Argentina on Sunday evening. This is Germany’s eightth entry in the final as they were the world champions in the year 1954, 1974 and 1990. While Argentina will going to play their fifth World Cup final and were crowned in the year 1978 and in 1986.

ARGENTINA Vs GERMANY - ALL 6 ENCOUNTERS In WORLD CUP
 
Jun 08, 1958 	1st Round, Group 1 Argentina 	1-3  West Germany
Jul 16, 1966 	1st Round, Group 2 Argentina 	0-0  West Germany
Jun 29, 1986 	Final Game 	   Argentina 	3-2  West Germany
Jul 08, 1990 	Final Game 	   Argentina 	0-1  West Germany
Jun 30, 2006 	1/4 Finals 	   Argentina 	1-1 (2-4) Germany
Jul 03, 2010 	1/4 Finals 	   Argentina    0-4  Germany
ARGENTINA WIN 1, LOST 4, Draw 1, Scored 5, Germany 11

Interestingly it may be mentioned that, these two nations won their last World Cup that while contesting against each other. Germany were crowned after defeating the Argentina in 1990, while in 1986 at Mexico City Argentina defeated Germany in the final.
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The teams last met in a friendly on 12th August 2012 where Argentina beat 10 men Germany 3-1. Messi wasted a penalty but Scored one along with Di maria and an own goal of Khedira, Germany reduced margin through Höwedes.
ARGENTINA TEAM: Romero, Zabaleta, Garay, Fernandez; Rojo, Mascherano, Gago, Jose Sosa, di Maria, Messi, Higuain.
GERMANY TEAM: Zieler (RED CARD), Boateng, Hummels, Badstuber, Schmelzer, Oezil, Khedira, Bender, Klose, Mueller,

GERMANY WILL PLAY THEIR 216TH WORLD CUP MATCH WHILE ARGENTINA WILL PLAY THEIR 141ST WORLD CUP MATCH ON 13TH JULY FINAL IN MARACANA.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY IN WORLD CUP, GERMANY WILL PLAY IN THE HISTORICAL BRAZILIAN STADIUM MARACANA. IN THE YEAR 1950 IN BRAZIL WORLD CUP, GERMANY DID NOT PARTICIPATE.

AS A FOOTBALLER OF NAPOLI - ARGENTINE MEGA STAR MARADONA WON THE 1986 WORLD CUP AS CAPTAIN WHILE 1978 CHAMPION ARGENTINA CAPTAIN DANIEL PASARELA PLAYED IN HOME SIDE RIVER PLATE CLUB.

ON THE OTHER HAND THE FIRST WINNER (1954) CAPTAIN OF GERMANY Fritz Walter PLAYED IN HOME SIDE FC Kaiserslautern and 2ND WINNER (1974) CAPTAIN Franz Beckenbauer WAS THE PLAYER OF HOME SIDE BAYERN MUNICH AND 3RD TIME WINNER (1990) Lothar Matthaeus WAS THE PLAYER OF ITALIAN SIDE INTER MILAN.
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It's being a dream run for the Germans so far in the tournament. Except for the match against Ghana (2-2) in the group league stages Germany had won all the matches proving their dominance and superiority in all department.

The team game of Jaokim Lao had ruined the host nation Brazil by 7-1 in the semifinal, created a all time record of scoring maximum number of goals in the semi final. But the Germans are definitely planning to restrict the individual brilliance of Leonal Messi has proved to create danger at any point of time.

5th time Finalist Argentina : Last four they won two and lost two.
Jul 13, 2014 : FINAL : Argentina ?? Germany
Jul 08, 1990 : FINAL : Argentina 0-1 West Germany
Jun 29, 1986 : FINAL : Argentina 3-2 West Germany -- WIN (Diego Maradona-Captain)
Jun 25, 1978 : FINAL : Argentina 3-1 Holland -- WIN (Daniel Pasarella -Captain)
Jul 30, 1930 : FINAL : Argentina 2-4 Uruguay

8th time Finalist GERMANY : Last 7 they won 3 and lost 4.
30.07.2002 : FINAL - Germany 0-2 Brazil -- LOST
08.07.1990 : FINAL - Argentina 0-1 West Germany -- WIN (Lothar Matthaeus - Captain)
29.06.1986 : FINAL - Argentina 3-2 West Germany -- LOST
11.07.1982 : FINAL - Italy 3-1 West Germany -- LOST
07.07.1974 : FINAL - Holland 1 2 West Germany -- WIN (Franz Beckenbauer - Captain)
30.07.1966 : FINAL - England 4-2 West Germany -- LOST
04.07.1954 : FINAL - Hungary 2-3 West Germany -- WIN (Fritz Walter - Captain)


Though Messi is not in his best in the last six games Argentina had played but no wonder he is capable of converting the opportunities even from the dead ball situations. The combination with De Maria in the middle third can create danger in the German defense.

The history of World Cup reveals that an European nation is yet to win the World Cup from South America European nation had ever won the World Cup outside of Europe until Spain managed the feat four years ago at South Africa.So, Argentina will enjoy the advantage of playing in the American continent.

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ALL HEAD2HEAD between the two
Total matches: 21 -- Argentina wins: 9, Germany wins: 7 -- Drawn: 5

08/06/58: World Cup - West Germany (3-1) Argentina
16/07/66: World Cup - Argentina (0-0) West Germany
14/02/73: Friendly - West Germany (2-3) Argentina
03/07/74: World Cup - Argentina (1-1) East Germany
05/06/77: Friendly - Argentina (1-3) West Germany
12/09/79: Friendly - West Germany (2-1) Argentina
01/01/81: Copo D'Oro - Argentina (2-1) West Germany
24/03/82: Friendly - Argentina (1-1) West Germany
12/09/84: Friendly - West Germany (1-3) Argentina
29/06/86: World Cup - Argentina (3-2) West Germany
16/12/87: Friendly - Argentina (1-0) West Germany
02/04/88: Friendly - West Germany (1-0) Argentina
08/07/90: World Cup - West Germany (1-0) Argentina
15/12/93: Friendly - Argentina (2-1) Germany
17/04/02: Friendly - Germany (0-1) Argentina
09/02/05: Friendly - Germany (2-2) Argentina
21/06/05: Conf. Cup - Germany (2-2) Argentina
30/06/06: World Cup - Germany (1-1),(4-2) Argentina
03/03/10: Friendly - Germany (0-1) Argentina
03/07/10: World Cup - Argentina (0-4) Germany
15/08/12: Friendly - Germany (1-3) Argentina
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According to the sources ,almost forty thousand Argentinians will going to cheer for their nation at Marcana on Sunday. The German Brigade will going to continue their team effort with sheer speed and passing as Thomas Muller and Mesut Ozil will lead the upfront and Philip Lam ‘ Basten Swinstriger and Thomas Croose in midfield.

It can be said that the final on Sunday evening will going to be a match of strategies. Jaokim Lao will going to continue his passing football, though his prime task is to restrict Messi. On the contrary the Argentine coach Alejandro Sabella will be targeting to stop the passing football, the factor of the Germans attack.



13.07.2014: BRAZIL 0-3 HOLLAND
HOL : Van Persie 3', Blind 17', Wijnaldum 90'

BRA: Cesar, Maicon, Luiz, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Gustavo (Fernandinho 45'), Ramires(Hulk 70'), Paulinho( Hernanes 57'), Oscar, Willian, Jo.

NED: Cillessen(Vorm 90'), de Vrij, Vlaar, Martins Indi, Kuyt, Wijnaldum, Clasie (Veltman 90'), de Guzman, Blind (Janmaat 70'); van Persie, Robben.

0 : 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP HOST BRAZIL ENDED 4th POSITION. LAST EDITION RUNNERS-UP HOLLAND ENDED 3rd POSITION.