Calabar - Golden Eaglets have overwhelmingly tipped Germany
ahead of Argentina to win the Brazil 2014 World Cup on Sunday, following their
cruising 7-1 victory over Brazil in the semi-final.
The Final to be played at the imposing Maracana stadium is a
repeat of the grueling 1990 encounter
between the two countries which was decided courtesy of a 85th minute penalty
goal by Germany' Andreas Brehme as well
as the 1986 Final won 3-2 by Argentina.
In a poll conducted amongst the 35 players in camp, 23
players(66 percent) believed the German Machine would extend their title to four while the remaining 12 (34 percent) are backing Lionel
Messi's Argentina to win a third title since their triumph in 1978 and 1986.
Incidentally, Germany thrashed Argentina 4-0 when both
clashed in a quarterfinal match at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa fuelling great
expectations on Sunday.
"My money is on Argentina to win because they have
shown that they are a complete team since the competition started," said
Eaglets defender Jack Ipalibo. "Apart from that, they defended in numbers which
makes it difficult for others to score against them but it won't be easy
against Germany; yet Argentina would win."
Dayo Femi is leading Germany's cheer group saying the
three-time World champions have the best attacking force that would be too hot
for the Albiceleste come Sunday.
"We have seen that the most ruthless team at this World
Cup is Germany and that is the reason most of us believe they would win on
Sunday," he stated. "I'm even tipping Mesut Ozil to nail the
But it would be a win-win situation for Golden Eaglets Head
coach, Emmanuel Amuneke since his two favourite teams would clash in Sunday's
"All my life, I have supported Argentina
and Germany," said the 1994 African Footballer of the Year. "So, I
have nothing to lose on Sunday because the two teams have the capacity to win
as such, we are going to see a great final match."
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