15 things you should know about this World Cup Final
This will be the fourth time the two nations will play against each other. The Germans are in the lead over Argentina with a 3-1 win rate.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi, may be a four-time 'World Player of the Year', the highest paid player and Barcelona's leading scorer, but 'Little Messi' will be playing his FIRST World Cup Final.
If the Germans lift the cup, this will be their first win as a unified force. Their previous wins in 1958, 1974 and 1990, were all as West Germany.
Two of Argentina's star players Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria were seen battling injuries throughout the tournament. It is going to be tough tackling the Germans on one foot.
While Germany are the favorites in the match tonight, they also lead with the number of fouls commited this World Cup with a total of 71 fouls with four yellows against Argentina's 64.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella believes Germany will have the upper hand in this match as they had an extra day off after an easy romp against Brazil, while his team was hard pressed to overcome their disadvantage and tough match against
Brazil's disastrous 7-1 loss against Germany in the semi-finals lead to German striker Miroslav Klose breaking Ronaldo’s record of 50 World Cup goals, moving to him to number 16.
If Germany can triumph over Argentina on Monday, it would make them the first European team to win a World Cup in South America.
The last time Argentina lifted the cup, it was under the leadership of Maradona in 1986, where they won over Germany 3-2.
As far as goals are concerned, Germany leads in that area as well with a staggering 64 attempts on target of which 17 goals were scored as compared to Argentina's 8 goals for 61 attempts.
Germany’s Thomas Mueller is just one goal away from equalizing with Colombia’s James Rodriguez who scored 6 goals this World Cup. Just one goal separates Mueller from the golden boot that he won four years ago with with five goals.
Neymar may have said that he would be supporting Argentina for the finals, but it is believed that Argentina and Brazil are bitter enemies. The worst possible follow up to their semifinal and third runner-up humiliation would be for Argentina to
An estimate of 100,000 Argentinian fans will be heading to Brazil for the final match.
Fun Fact: The stars above the team logos indicate the number of World Cups the country has won over the years. Brazil leads with 5 stars.