Poll: Who will win the World Cup final?

Germany and Argentina meet at the Maracana but who do you think will emerge victorious? Will Lionel Messi do the damage or can the Europeans defeat another South American side?

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This is it, then. After 63 matches in Brazil, one of the most exciting and memorable World Cups will be contested at the Maracana on Sunday evening between Germany and Argentina.

Joachim Low's side are the bookmaker's favourites, having eviscerated the hosts in the semi-finals, triumphing 7-1 in Belo Horizonte. With Thomas Muller in fine goalscoring form and the likes of Toni Kroos, Phillip Lahm and Mats Hummels all performing at the peak of their powers, Die Mannschaft look formidable.

However, Argentina have shown resilience throughout and arrive in Rio in good spirits after a dramatic penalty shootout win over Netherlands. The likes of Javier Mascherano and Angel Di Maria have been pivotal throughout the competition, while they also boast arguably the best player in the world in Lionel Messi.

It leaves the showpiece match nicely poised. Will it be a classic? A thrashing or a bore? Does it even matter? At this stage, most professionals would say that only the end result is important.

The question is: who do you think will triumph, Germany or Agentina?


Will the Germans do to Argentina what they did to Brazil? Or will the Albiceleste nullify their opponents just as they did to Arjen Robben & Co. in the semi-final and claim a third World Cup?

Have your say by voting in our poll, leaving your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook and making sure that you leave your comments below!