Germany take on Argentina in the World Cup final in the Maracana Stadium in Rio tonight as the overwhelming favourites. But Loew’s side will also be up against history: no European team has ever won the cup outside Europe.
Germany gave one of the most devastating World Cup displays as they demolished the hosts, Brazil, 7-1, in the semifinals. A day later, Argentina, with Lionel Messi quiet, failed to score in two hours against the Dutch and only won on penalties.
Can Germany make football history tonight? Or will Messi shine in front of a packed stadium and an estimated one billion TV viewers?
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Date created : 2014-07-13