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Germany is well represented by Bayern Munich as they meet Argentina in the World Cup Final for the third time

History has shown us that Germany fields a lot of Bayern Munich players when they face Argentina in the World Cup Final.

Jamie McDonald

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
Bastian Schweinsteiger

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.

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