Key Battles That Will Shape Germany's Clash with Argentina

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Key Battles That Will Shape Germany's Clash with Argentina
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World Champions!

Germany take on Argentina in a repeat of the 2014 World Cup Final.

Wednesday's clash is just 52 days after the "Magic of the Maracana." A lot has happened since the Germans lifted the World Cup. The euphoria still lingers, as 45,000 fans flocked to witness the returning heroes in a public training session.

Miroslav Klose, Per Mertesacker and Philipp Lahm have all retired from the international stage, while Bastian Schweinsteiger was named the new skipper in succession to his Bayern buddy Lahm.

Lionel Messi and Mesut Ozil are the biggest names ruled out of this prestigious friendly in Dusseldorf.

Let's look at the key factors that will ultimately decide the World Cup final rematch.

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