World Cup 2014: Germany v Argentina (Final) Preview

Germany will face Argentina in the grand finale of Fifa World Cup 2014 at Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

The match will start at 8pm BST on ITV 1, UTV, BBC One and BBC Red Button, while Radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

The Germans made it to the final in an historic 7-1 victory over the host nation Brazil. The 24-year-old Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller strikes an opening goal and scored his fifth goal of the World Cup 2014.

Lazio striker Miroslav Klose became the all-time leading goal scorer in the World Cup history, surpassing the former Brazilian star player Ronaldo’s record.

The midfielder Toni Kroos has had a wonderful tournament so far, along with Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira and Bayern’s Bastian Schweinsteiger, will play an important role in the finals.

Germany has not won the FIFA World Cup trophy since 1990, despite making it to the 2002 finals.

Meanwhile, Argentina made it to the final by defeating the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties shootout.

The South American’s hopes will be their skipper Lionel Messi, who has had a sensational World Cup so far, his amazing skills in the final are the favourites among the football fans to lift their third World Cup trophy.

Prediction: Germany 3-1 Argentina

Last Result: Germany – [Brazil 1-7 Germany] | Argentina – [Netherlands 0-0 Argentina (2-4 on penalties)]

Germany’s Probable Lineup: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Howedes, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Kroos, Muller, Klose

Argentina’s Probable Lineup: Romero, Zabaleta, Dimichelis, Garay, Rojo, Gago, Mascherano, Perez, Messi, Lavezzi, Aguero

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