The nine previous finals featuring Argentina and Germany
By Mike Collett
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Argentina and Germany have appeared collectively in nine previous World Cup finals and two against each other. The South Americans beat West Germany to win the 1986 World Cup before the Europeans gained revenge in the final four years later.
Here is a look at their previous final appearances:
1930 MONTEVIDEO, July 30: URUGUAY 4 ARGENTINA 2
Pablo Dorado scored the first goal in a World Cup final when he put hosts Uruguay ahead after 12 minutes, but an upset looked possible as Carlos Peucelle and Guillermo Stabile replied to put Argentina ahead by halftime.
Most of the 93,000 crowd watching at the Centenario Stadium were willing Olympic champions Uruguay on and they duly got their wish as Pedro Cea, Victoriano Iriarte and Hector Castro scored three times in the second half as Uruguay were crowned the first world champions.
1954 BERNE, July 4: WEST GERMANY 3 HUNGARY 2 Continued...