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  • Rio de Janeiro: Clash of the Titans: Germany Vs Argentina.

    Rio de Janeiro: Clash of the Titans: Germany Vs Argentina.

    Will it be the mighty Germans or the zealous Argentineans, really hard to predict.
    The world’s greatest entertainment bonanza “the Football World Cup”, 2014 football world cup one of the best world cup which have captivated the whole world will come to end on Sunday.

    The final match will be a clash of the titans, a clash between two giants, Germany and Argentina.

    The Germans emerged as a World Cup favorite before play began and justified that by winning the "group of death." They were tested in extra time against Algeria in the knockout stage but are most recently coming off an emphatic 7-1 drubbing of Brazil.

    Lionel Messi leads his Argentine side fresh off an emotional win on penalty kicks against the Netherlands in the semifinal. They were held scoreless for 120 minutes, but two saves from Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the shootout propelled them to face Germany.

    Here are some interesting facts of the two teams:

    World cup history:

    Germany: 18 appearances, 3 championships (1954, 1974, 1990), 4 runners-up (1966, 1982, 1986, 2002), 4 third places (1934, 1970, 2006, 2010)
    Argentina: 16 appearances, 2 championships (1978, 1986), 2 runners-up (1930, 1990)

    Team statistics:

    Germany: 64 attempts on target, 17 goals (14 open play, 3 set piece), 71 fouls committed, 4 yellow cards, 0 red cards
    Argentina: 61 attempts on target, 8 goals (7 open play, 1 set piece), 64 fouls committed, 6 yellow cards, 0 red cards

    Head to Head

    Germany leads, 4-1-1 (does not include 1-1 tie with East Germany in 1974). Argentina def. Germany, 3-2, in 1986 final. Germany def. Argentina, 1-0, in 1990 final.

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