Argentina vs Germany or Muller vs Messi – Hold on Tight

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2014 FINAL WORLD CUP FINAL – GERMANY VS ARGENTINA

13 July, 2014, Sunday at the Estádio Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Image: Germany’s Thomas Muller tries to catch Argentina’s Lionel Messi – Make sure you keep your eyes on these two!

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina is scheduled for 13 July, 2014, Sunday.

The match will take place at the Estádio Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro where over 79,000 fans will enjoy the most historic match in FIFA history.

The official prize for the winning team is $35 Million USD.

FIFA World Cup Brasil 2014

THE STADIUM

The Estádio Maracanã stadium was built in 1950 and was originally expected to seat around 200,000 people. It is the largest stadium in Brazil.

The stadium was built for the 1950 FIFA World Cup and has been renovated numerous times for different events over the years. Renovations in 1990s allowed the Estádio Maracanã to be made into an all-seater stadium.

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Six matches have taken place at the Estádio Maracanã during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the final will be the 7th match of the season to take place in this stadium.

GERMANY

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Starting from 2012, it took Germany 16 matches to reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals.

FIFA MATCH RECORD

Qualifiers/Preliminaries – Round 1 (UEFA Qualifying Round)

  • 7 Sep, 2012: Germany vs. Faroe Islands – won 3/0
  • 11 Sep, 2012: Germany vs. Austria – won 2/1
  • 12 Oct, 2012: Germany vs. Republic of Ireland – won 6/1
  • 16 Oct, 2012: Germany vs. Sweden – tied 4/4
  • 22 Mar, 2013: Germany vs. Kazakhstan – won 3/0
  • 26 Mar, 2013: Germany vs. Kazakhstan – won 4/1
  • 6 Sep, 2013: Germany vs. Austria – won 3/0
  • 10 Sep, 2013: Germany vs. Faroe Islands – won 3/0
  • 11 Oct, 2013: Germany vs. Republic of Ireland – won 3/0
  • 15 Oct, 2013: Germany vs. Sweden – won 5/3

Group Stage (Group G)

  • 16 June, 2014: Germany vs. Portugal – won 4/0
  • 21 June, 2014: Germany vs. Ghana – tied 2/2
  • 26 June, 2014: Germany vs. USA – won 1/0

Round OF 16

  • 30 June, 2014: Germany vs. Algeria – won 2/1

Quarter-Finals

  • 4 July, 2014: Germany vs. France – won 1/0

Semi-Finals

  • 8 July, 2014: Germany vs. Brazil – won 7/1

Final

  • 13 July, 2014: Germany vs. Argentina – ???

 

LEADERSHIP

Germany is being led by German Football coach and former footballer Joachim Löw. He has been coaching since 1994.

Joachim Löw has managed the German team in 111 games to date. The German team won 76 of these games while 20 of them ended in draws. With only 15 losses so far, this gives the coach a significant win rate.

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Also, Joachim Löw is one of the highest paid Football coaches in the world.

 

ARGENTINA

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Argentina fought long and hard to get to the final. Here is the journey that the Argentina football team went through to get here.

The journey started in October 2011 and there hasn’t been a single boring match ever since!

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Qualifiers/Preliminaries – (League Round)

  • 7 Oct, 2011: Argentina vs. Chile – won 4/1
  • 11 Oct, 2011: Argentina vs. Venezuela – lost 0/1
  • 11 Nov, 2011: Argentina vs. Bolivia – tied 1/1
  • 15 Nov, 2011: Argentina vs. Colombia – won 2/1
  • 2 Jun, 2012: Argentina vs. Ecuador – won 4/0
  • 7 Sep, 2012: Argentina vs. Paraguay – won 3/1
  • 11 Sep, 2012: Argentina vs. Peru – tied 1/1
  • 12 Oct, 2012: Argentina vs. Uruguay – won 3/0
  • 16 Oct, 2012: Argentina vs. Chile – won 2/1
  • 22 Mar, 2013: Argentina vs. Venezuela – won 3/0
  • 26 Mar, 2013: Argentina vs. Bolivia – tied 1/1
  • 7 Jun, 2013: Argentina vs. Colombia – tied 0/0
  • 11 Jun, 2013: Argentina vs. Ecuador – tied 1/1
  • 10 Sep, 2013: Argentina vs. Paraguay – won 5/2
  • 11 Oct, 2013: Argentina vs. Peru – won 3/1
  • 15 Oct, 2013: Argentina vs. Uruguay – won 3/2

Group Stage (Group F)

  • 15 Jun, 2014: Argentina vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina – won 2/1
  • 21 Jun, 2014: Argentina vs. Iran – won 1/0
  • 25 Jun, 2014: Argentina vs. Nigeria – won 3/2

Round OF 16

  • 1 Jul, 2014: Argentina vs. Switzerland won 1/0

Quarter-Finals

  • 5 Jul, 2014:  Argentina vs. Belgium – won 1/0 after extra time

Semi-Finals

  • 9 Jul, 2014: Argentina vs. Netherlands – won 4/2 on penalties

Final

  • 13 Jul, 2014:  Argentina vs. Germany – ???

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LEADERSHIP

Alejandro Sabella is coaching the team from Argentina and he is on a roll. He has led the Argentina football team in 40 matches out of which 26 have ended in victory and only 4 have been lost. The remaining 10 ended in draws.

Alejandro Sabella

Much like his German counter-part Alejandro Sabella is also one of the most well paid football coaches in the world. He has been managing Argentina’s football team since 2011.

 

WATCH THE 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL LIVE ONLINE VIA LICENSED BROADCASTS

This is the going to be one of the most monumental matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup! Internet channels around the world will be streaming the match with commentary in their native languages.

Pick your favorite/native language from the table and get ready for the match between Messi vs. Muller!

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