Germany and Argentina have a history in the World Cup Finals. Sunday's match at the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will mark the third time that Die Mannschaft has faced La Albiceleste in the final of the sport's biggest event. Both sides have one victory in the first two encounters.
Over the years, it's been well known that Bayern Munich is a breeding ground for the German national team. The two nations met in the final at the 1986 and 1990 World Cups, and Bayern is well represented on the German roster.
|1986 World Cup||1990 World Cup||2014 World Cup|
|Lost 3-2||Won 1-0||???|
|Klaus Augenthaler||Klaus Augenthaler||Jerome Boateng|
|Norbert Eder||Raimond Aumann||Mario Götze|
|Dieter Hoeneß||Jürgen Kohler||Toni Kroos|
|Lothar Matthäus||Hans Pflügler||Philipp Lahm|
|Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||Stefan Reuter||Thomas Müller|
|Olaf Thon||Manuel Neuer|
Germany lost the 1986 Final with only five Bayern players on the roster. They increased it by one in 1990 and won their third World Cup title. In Brazil, there are seven Bayern players in the squad, and they head into the match as the favorites. Perhaps, the key to beating Argentina will be more players from Bayern Munich.