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Germany are expected to line up with a 4-3-3 formation: Manuel Neuer; Benedikt Howedes, Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker, Jerome Boateng; Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos; Mesut Ozil, Miroslav Klose and Thomas Mueller (expected starting XI).
They will play a cautious, possession game, content to probe for long periods rather than risk being opened up by playing too attacking.
Argentina might play a similar tactic, with manager Alejandro Sabella likely to plump for a three-man central midfield in the final to risk conceding too much possession. Javier Mascherano, Fernando Gago, Lucas Biglia and Enzo Perez could fight it out for the three midfield places.
Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Ezequiel Lavezzi could be the attack if Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero aren’t fit to start.
Goalkeeper Sergio Romero will likely have Pablo Zabaleta, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo and Martin Demichelis in front of him for the final.