5 Reasons Why Germany Will Win The 2014 World Cup

5 Reasons Why Germany Will Win The 2014 World Cup

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Germany have looked unstoppable thus far in the 2014 World Cup, overcoming a difficult slate of opponents to earn a spot in Sunday's final at the Maracanã. Lionel Messi and Argentina will be incredibly difficult to overcome, but the Germans don't seem to have any intention of slowing down. Here are five reasons why Germany will hoist the 2014 World Cup.

5. Superior Supporting Cast

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5. Superior Supporting Cast

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Not once have Germany been accused of relying on a single player to carry them through the World Cup. Thomas Müller has been arguably the most impressive of the Germans, but the European power has been incredibly balanced. Five different players found the back of the net in the onslaught of the Brazilians, one of the most impressive performances in World Cup history. There's no telling which German will pop up and score a goal next.

4. Solid Defense And Great Goalkeeping

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4. Solid Defense And Great Goalkeeping

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There were several questions being asked of the German back line leading up to the World Cup, but most of those have been answered as Joachim Löw's side has only conceded three goals in six matches. It will be tough to keep Messi off the score sheet on Sunday afternoon, but the Germans seem up to the task. Manuel Neuer will be asked to make some crucial saves, but the Bayern Munich keeper has been tremendous thus far.

3. Battle-Tested

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3. Battle-Tested

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There is perhaps no other side in the 2014 World Cup that is as battle-tested as the Germans. The Germans emerged as the top seed from the "Group of Death," defeating Portugal before drawing Ghana and edging past the upstart United States. In the knockout stages, the Germans had to beat France and host Brazil to earn a spot in the Sunday final. The Argentines might be the best side Germany have faced so far, but not by much.

2. Germany Will Limit Messi's Space In The Middle

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2. Germany Will Limit Messi's Space In The Middle

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Despite being defeated, the Netherlands had success in limiting Messi's impact on the game. The Dutch closed down Messi's space in the middle, forcing him to look to make an impact from the flanks in the second half in a strategy that didn't find any success. If the Germans can similarly keep Messi's impact to a minimum, they will emerge from Sunday's final as champions.

1. Thomas Müller

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1. Thomas Müller

Thomas Muller Germany
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Thomas Müller has put together arguably the best campaign of any player in the 2014 World Cup, and he can seal his brilliance with a great performance on Sunday. If Müller finds the back of the net against Argentina, he will win the Golden Boot. Should Müller score and Germany win, his overall performance at the World Cup will be one for the ages.

Jacob Dennis is a writer at RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, and add him to your network on Google.