Jul 13, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
Germany
1-0
Argentina
Gotze (113')
Schweinsteiger (29'), Howedes (34')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Mascherano (64'), Aguero (65')

Jose Maria Basanta: 'Argentina must enjoy World Cup final'

Jose Maria Basanta of Argentina reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Argentina and Switzerland at Arena de Sao Paulo on July 1, 2014
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Jose Maria Basanta believes that it is important for Argentina to enjoy the World Cup final ahead of the clash with Germany.

Jose Maria Basanta has claimed that it is important for Argentina to enjoy the occasion ahead of their World Cup final meeting with Germany.

The pressure is on both sides as they look to make history inside the Maracana, but Basanta believes that the players should be looking to take advantage of an opportunity that very few are given in their careers.

"The dream is a dream that belongs to all," the 30-year-old told fifa.com. "We've been touched by a magic wand and we have to enjoy this moment. It's once in a lifetime, a dream come true, but we have to enjoy it. It will be over very quickly.

"I think it would be something beautiful to go back to the people of Argentina with the cup, but we still have one more step to take. We have a huge dream and we hope we can turn it into reality."

Basanta is expected to be named on the bench by Alejandro Sabella.

Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain celebrates with teammates Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi and Lucas Biglia after scoring the opening goal against Belgium in the 2014 World Cup quarter-final in Brasilia on July 5, 2014
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