World Cup Final snapshots: Rio awaits

A Germany fan takes a selfie in Rio.

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Military police stand guard by the Copacabana Fan Park in Rio.

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A street vendor turns out Christ the Redeemer figurines.

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We're on-air at 7pm on ITV (and ITV Player) for live coverage of the 2014 World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana.

World Cup 2014: European team of the tournament

Like him or not, he's in our team.

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For a while, it didn't seem as if this would be Europe's tournament. Only six sides from the continent made it into the last 16 of a competition whose early stages were dominated by Latin American excellence. The likes of Chile and Colombia, though, were thwarted by an unfortunate draw that packed many of those teams into the same half – leaving the likes of Germany and the Netherlands to progress relatively serenely to the last four and beyond. In the final analysis, plenty of Europeans have been among the World Cup's best performers – and here is how a team of them would line up....