WORLD CUP 2014: Germany VS Argentina (Top 5 Key Players)

In a few hours time, the Final match of Brazil 2014 World Cup between Germany and Argentina will be commence. Before focusing on that, by taking a look at this edition, many results brought shock to the football world starting with Netherlands trashing Spain by 5-1, Costa Rica defensive line which earned them a place in Quater-Final, young James Rodriguez of Colombia who shown a world class performance and biggest history perhaps Brazil being "FRIED" by Germany 7-1! Ok, so what's next? 5 KEY PLAYERS for the Finals are:

GERMANY


(1) MESUT OZIL - 26 Years Old  (ARSENAL)

WORLD CUP 2014 APPEARANCES:
Minutes Played: 535          Goals: 1          Assists: 1

OVERALL INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES:
Match Played: 61           Goals: 18


(2) THOMAS MUELLER - 25 Years Old (BAYERN MUNICH)

WORLD CUP 2014 APPEARANCES:
Minutes Played: 562          Goals: 5          Assists: 3

OVERALL INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES:
Match Played: 55          Goals: 22


(3) TONI KROOS - 24 Years Old (BAYERN MUNICH)

WORLD CUP 2014 APPEARANCES:
Minutes Played: 570          Goals: 2          Assists: 4

OVERALL INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES:
Match Played: 50           Goals: 7


(4) PHILIPP LAHM - 31 Years Old (BAYERN MUNICH)

WORLD CUP 2014 APPEARANCES:
Minutes Played: 570          Goals: 0          Assists: 2

OVERALL INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES:
Match Played: 122           Goals: 5


(5) MANUEL NEUER - 28 Years Old (BAYERN MUNICH)

WORLD CUP 2014 APPEARANCES:
Minutes Played: 570          Goals: 0          Saves Rate: 86.20%

OVERALL INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES:
Match Played: 51           Goals: 0

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 ARGENTINA


(1) JAVIER MASCHERANO - 30 Years Old  (BARCELONA)

WORLD CUP 2014 APPEARANCES:
Minutes Played: 600          Goals: 0          Assists: 0

OVERALL INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES:
Match Played: 104           Goals: 3


(2) LIONEL MESSI - 27 Years Old (BARCELONA)

WORLD CUP 2014 APPEARANCES:
Minutes Played: 573          Goals: 4          Assists: 1

OVERALL INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES:
Match Played: 92          Goals: 42


(3) ANGEL DI MARIA - 24 Years Old (REAL MADRID)

WORLD CUP 2014 APPEARANCES:
Minutes Played: 423          Goals: 1          Assists: 0

OVERALL INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES:
Match Played: 52           Goals: 10


(4) GONZALO HIGUAIN - 27 Years Old (NAPOLI)

WORLD CUP 2014 APPEARANCES:
Minutes Played: 493          Goals: 1          Assists: 1

OVERALL INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES:
Match Played: 42           Goals: 21


(5) SERGIO ROMERO - 27 Years Old (AS MONACO)

WORLD CUP 2014 APPEARANCES:
Minutes Played: 600          Goals: 0          Saves Rate: 83.30%

OVERALL INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES:
Match Played: 53           Goals: 0

Suprisingly, this is the third time Germany and Argentina meet in the knock-out stage for three CONSECUTIVE world cup. In 2006 Quater-Final, Argentina lost in penalty shoot out after both team draw 0-0. Later in 2010 Quater-Final again, Germany won by 4-0. And now in 2014, they meet in the Final game! But according to FIFA statistic, Argentina had won 9 out of 20 matches with Germany where 5 of it ended in a draw.

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