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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Germany vs Argentina Final, Can Messi Join All-Times Greats?

Two strongest teams of the 2014 World Cup are to meet in the final clash at the Maracana July 13, with Barcelona star Lionel Messi being on the brink of joining the pantheon of all-time greats.

Argentina and Germany first met in Munidial finals history in 1986, when the South Americans defeated their European opponents in Mexico, however in 4 years Germany won the desired title by prevailing over their opponents from Argentina.
The todays game is a significant moment not only for the two countries but also for the 27-year-old FCB forward Messi, who has won everything there is to win at club level, scooped up four Ballon dOr awards and now stands one match away from emulating Diego Maradona by guiding Argentina to World Cup glory, goal, com reports.
Already included in the list of nominees for 2014 World Cup Golden Ball, the Argentinian has showed brilliant performance by scoring 4 goals so far and creating Angel Di Marias extra-time winner in the last 16 victory over Switzerland.
Meanwhile for Germany, who tore apart the hosts Brazil of the tournament in the semi-final game beating them 7-1, this match represents the finish line following the restructure of the countrys football set-up in the wake of a dire performance at Euro 2000.
Joachim Lows men, without relying on a single star (like Neymar in Brazil, Messi in Argentina, Ronaldo in Portugal), count on Thomas Muller to lead their attack. Muller from Bayern Munich has been also shortlisted for the best player award with 5 goals already scored in the tournament.
Many call this year tournament one of the most exciting ones in the World Cup history and everyone is looking forward to seeing the stunning game of two strategically different teams.
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