This is the 3rd final between these 2 nations, they played each other in 1986 and 1990 and they have one win each. The game in 1986 was great 3-2 (end to end) to Argentina, the less said about 1990 the better, 1-0 (classic scoreline) to the Ze Shermans in one of the most boring finals ever.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZrdMQKo4Zw 1986 highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3ac_fz-AAQ 1990 highlights
Argentina, is hoping that the new messiah can be officially crowned tonight. In 1978 it was the number 10 Mario Kempes, in 1986 it was the number 10 Diego Maradona and they are hoping that it will be another number 10 Lionel Messi to complete the holy trinity, if we say that Kempes is the Holy Ghost and Maradona the father, then Messi will be the son. Why not they say, the pope is Argentinian, God is on our side.
The only problem with this theory is that tonight, they will be facing a really good team, who epitomise the old Mohammed Ali expression, they fly like butterflies but sting like bees. Ze Shermans have definitely been the most attractive team in the tournament, they have demolished Portugal and Brazil, 4-0 and 7-1 respectively, their 2-2 draw against Ghana was incredibly entertaining and they have performed effectively enough to do what had to be done in their other games, so on a purely footballing level, Ze Shermans deserve to take the trophy.
I think tonight Messi would if he knew them, thinking of the lyrics of the Oasis song Live forever,
"Maybe I will never be All the things that I want to be, But now is not the time to cry, Now it's the time to find out why"
The answer Lionel,could be this, "Vorsprung durch Technik" as the Audi ad used to go, which although it means progress through technology, it became synonymous with German engineering efficiency, which is what we may witness tonight as the NationalMannSchaft effortlessly shift through the gears on their way to world domination.
Four to watch, 2 of whom are obvious as they aim not only to win tonight, but to win the Golden boot as the tournament leading scorer.
|#10 Messi the Messiah|
|#13 Head of Gestapo Muller|
|#14 the Grim Reaper Mascherano|
|#6 The Arabian Horse Khedira|