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FIFA World Cup 2014 final: Argentina vs Germany trivia

As the FIFA World Cup 2014 edition in Brazil comes to a close with Germany and Argentina facing off against each other on Sunday, we bring you some interesting trivia of the 2014 World Cup finalists.

FIFA ranking:
Germany – 2
Argentina – 5

Thomas Mueller, Lionel Messi
Thomas Mueller, Lionel Messi. Pic/ AFP

FIFA World Cup stats:
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)

Head-to-head: 20
Argentina – 9
Germany 6
Draws - 5

Coach:
Germany - Joachim Loew
Argentina – Alejandro Sabella

Top scorer in the FIFA 2014 World Cup:
Thomas Mueller – 5
Lionel Messi – 4

Top scorer of FIFA World Cup all-time:
Miroslav Klose – 16
Gabriel Batistuta - 10

Both teams met in two previous World Cup finals - 1986 World Cup (Argentina won 3-2) and 1990 World Cup (West Germany won 1-0).

Both teams met in two previous quarter-finals in 2006 and 2010. Both matches were won by Germany.

Their third clash in a FIFA World Cup final is a new record.

Germany have made a record 8 FIFA World Cup final appearances in comparison to Argentina’s 5.

Germany have finished in second place a record 4 times in comparison to Argentina’s 2

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