FIFA World Cup 2014 final: Argentina vs Germany trivia

Jul 12, 2014, 05:52 IST | A Correspondent

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

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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