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2014 World Cup: 5 Reasons Why Argentina Will Win the Final

2014 World Cup: 5 Reasons Why Argentina Will Win the Final

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With Germany and Argentina facing each other twice in World Cup finals before and splitting the matches, it looks like they decided to go for the decisive third match. And while many analysts and experts have Germany as the clear favorites (Arjen Robben even said Argentina have no chance), they're underestimating the strong, organized Argentine team. These five reasons prove that Argentina will take home the trophy.

5. History

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5. History

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If history is a good indicator of who will come out on top on Sunday, Argentina must be considered heavy favorites. In every World Cup held in either North or South America, a South American team has always won the tournament. For whatever reason, European teams just can't seem to pull through in the Western hemisphere.

4. German Overconfidence

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4. German Overconfidence

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Germany come into the Finals match as clear favorites. They destroyed Brazil 7-1, and one can't help but feel that they'll be playing with all the pressure on them as well as with a hint of overconfidence. Argentina have to take advantage of this situation from the start and use any small hint of Germany complacency to their favor. Remember, this is the same German team that couldn't beat Algeria or Ghana in 90 minutes.

3. Sweet, Sweet Revenge

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3. Sweet, Sweet Revenge

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Argentina have the added incentive of finally getting their revenge against a German team that has eliminated them for the past two tournaments, and they'll get that chance on the biggest stage of them all. Javier Mascherano and Lio Messi will no doubt remind their teammates of both those miserable games and use that as motivation to defeat the Germans.

2. Great Coaching

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2. Great Coaching

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After 2010's debacle with Diego Maradona as head coach, it's nice to see Argentina well-coached again. Some have called Argentina boring, but it's all a product of the tactics that coach Alejandro Sabella sets forth. He's quick to react to his own mistakes (like the five defenders against Bosnia) and is the only coach to have completely shut down Arjen Robben. He will definitely have a system planned to get around the Germans.

1. The Best Player in the World

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1. The Best Player in the World

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As good as Germany are, they don't have a player like Lionel Messi. And while their teamwork goes a long way (as the 7-1 Brazilian thrashing showed), Messi can go even further. He's single-handedly led Barcelona to a number of championships and will look to do the same for Argentina. Messi will get his chance to go above Diego Maradona, and there's no doubt that he's going to give it his all to lift the World Cup.