Argentina vs Germany: history of a heavyweight clash

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.

If Argentina are to repeat the jubilant scenes that followed their World Cup win over Holland, they will need to overcome a losing record against Germany in the tournament.

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Magath: Sunday's final result is 'obvious'

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.

Felix Magath appears to have better things to do with his Sunday evenings than watch his country bid for a fourth World Cup.

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Get Episode 8 of 'Alan Davies' Brazilian Banter' - Alan gets a tour of Bradford and previews the World Cup final

Tom loves tartan, which explains his former fondness for the Scottish football team.

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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.