Luiz Felipe Scolari wants his Brazil players to restore some pride to the nation by ending the World Cup with a victory.
Thomas Muller has warned Germany fans not to expect Sunday's World Cup final against Argentina to be as easy as their semi-final win over Brazil.
As Germany take on Argentina in the World Cup final at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium on Sunday, we take a look back at some of the memorable clashes between the two international heavyweights.
Our presenter Matt Smith caught up with Argentina (and Manchester City) full-back Pablo Zabaleta after a dramatic shootout in the World Cup semi-final in Sao Paulo…
Fulham manager Felix Magath says he might not even bother watching Sunday's World Cup final between Germany and Argentina since he sees the outcome as a foregone conclusion.
In the latest episode of our free World Cup podcast, Tom and Dom welcome Alan and esteemed producer Simon to Bradford.
Alan tries to score some free Astroturf boots (size 10, 10 and -a-half please, Herr Adidas) and then talk turns to the World Cup semi-finals and Sunday's final.
Get the pod from iTunes or, if you don't live in an Apple-y world, listen to it here.
Brazil star Neymar could not hold back the tears as he revealed he had come within a few inches of being paralysed.