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World Cup 2014 final: Germany v Argentina - World Cup rivals

By Phil McNulty BBC Sport chief football writer in Rio de Janeiro

2014 Fifa World Cup final

Venue: Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro Date: Sunday, 13 July 20:00 BST

Coverage: Live and uninterrupted on BBC One, the BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 live

Best World Cup voteGermany and Argentina will contest the 2014 Fifa World Cup final on Sunday in front of an expected television audience of more than a billion.

Germany would be the first European team to win the tournament in South America if they take the title for the first time since 1990.

If Argentina triumph it would end a 28-year wait for World Cup glory since they beat West Germany in 1986.

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The game, a 20:00 BST kick-off at Rio's Maracana, is a 79, 000 sellout.

There will be live uninterrupted coverage on BBC One and the BBC Sport website from 19:00 BST, while there is also live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

Netherlands v ArgentinaGermany, seeking a fourth World Cup, crushed hosts Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals, while two-time winners Argentina beat Netherlands 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

Rio is preparing what local authorities claim to be the "largest security operation in the city's history", with more than 25, 000 people involved, including local agents, military police, civil police, firefighters, the armed forces and intelligence agents.

The authorities say terrorism, clashes between fans, the presence of at least 15 members of foreign governments and the security of Brazil President Dilma Rousseff are the main areas of concern.

Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who has not conceded a goal in the knockout phase and was the hero of the win against Netherlands, said: "The most important thing is that our team and our country provide the best image in the eyes of the world, that the world will speak well of Argentina.

Argentina supporters taunted their arch-rivals Brazil, following their 7-1 semi-final defeat by Germany

"We will remember what the champions of 1978 and 1986 achieved but we will also try to achieve glory by the fight and heart of this team. Maybe for many people it is not the dream final because they wanted to play Brazil, but it will be a fantastic game."

Germany's Thomas Muller and Andre Schurrle celebrate against Brazil World Cup 2014: Uruguay forward Luis Suarez

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