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World Cup final Match preview: Germany vs Argentina, team news, stats, possible lineups, prediction by junaid, head to head, form guide.

Germany and Argentina are ready to face each other in another World Cup final tonight in Rio de Janeiro.

Time: 20:00 BST
Venue: Estadio do Maracana
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)

STATS:
  • It will be the third World Cup final between these two sides.
  • Germany will play their eight World Cup final more than any other country. While Argentina will play their fifth World Cup final.
  • Argentina are unbeaten in their last five games.

TEAM NEWS:
For Germany, center Back Mats Hummels is expected to start despite of the minor injury he suffered against Brazil.

Meanwhile, Argentina winger Angel di Maria is still a doubt due to a thigh injury. But Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has returned and will hopefully be in the starting eleven.
While full-back Marcos Rojo has an ankle injury but is expected to be available tonight.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS:
Possible Lineups: Germany vs Argentina
Possible Lineups: Germany vs Argentina

MAN TO WATCH:
Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Messi has been a vital player for Argentina so far in this competition and is ready to play another important role tonight as he wishes to fulfill his dream by lifting the World Cup trophy. He has scored 4 goals and needs 3 more to beat World Cup top scorer James Rodriquez who is still on top with 6.

HEAD TO HEAD
Germany  1 – 3 Argentina
Friendly, 2012
Argentina 0 – 4 Germany
FIFA World Cup
Germany 0 – 1 Argentina
Friendly, 2010
Germany (4)1 – 1(2) Argentina
FIFA World Cup, 2006
Germany 2 – 2 Argentina
FIFA Confederations Cup, 2005

FORM GUIDE
Germany (WWWWD)
Argentina (WWWWW)
Brazil 1 – 7 Germany
Netherlands (2)0 – 0(4) Argentina
France 0 – 1 Germany
Argentina 1 – 0 Belgium
Germany 2 – 1 Algeria
Argentina 1 – 0 Switzerland
United States 0 – 1 Germany
Nigeria 2 – 3 Argentina
Germany 2 – 2 Ghana
Argentina 1 – 0 Iran

PREDICTION:
Germany 2 – 1 Argentina, a difficult one to predict. Lionel Messi will play a vital role once again but Germany will hopefully lift the World Cup trophy for the fourth time in the history of football.


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