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')

Nicola Rizzoli picked to referee World Cup final

Referee Nicola Rizzoli gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Argentina and Belgium at Estadio Nacional on July 5, 2014
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FIFA selects Italy's Nicola Rizzoli to referee Sunday's World Cup final between Germany and Argentina.

Sunday's World Cup final between Germany and Argentina will be refereed by Italy's Nicola Rizzoli, FIFA has announced.

The 42-year-old official, who took charge of the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley, was the subject of criticism from Belgium head coach Marc Wilmots after his side's quarter-final defeat by Argentina.

"I don't want to be a cry baby, but I noticed the referee never gives fouls against Agentina," Wilmots told reporters.

"Every time something happens with Messi the referee gives him a free kick."

Rizzoli was also in charge of Argentina's 3-2 win over Nigeria in Group F, as well as Holland's emphatic 5-1 group-stage victory against reigning champions Spain.

Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina scores his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match against Belgium on July 5, 2014
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