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')

Alejandro Sabella hoping for repeat of 1986 World Cup win

Argentina's coach Alejandro Sabella gestures during a quarter-final football match against Belgium on July 5, 2014
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Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella is hoping for a repeat of the 1986 World Cup final when his side take on Germany at the Maracana tomorrow night.

Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella has called for his side to pull off a repeat of the 1986 World Cup final when they face Germany at the Maracana tomorrow night.

A Diego Maradona-inspired Argentina side beat West Germany 3-2 in the final on that occasion as the Albiceleste picked up their second World Cup title.

With Lionel Messi acting as the talisman this time around, Sabella acknowledged that there were similarities between the two campaigns and revealed that he had spoken to Carlos Bilardo, the manager of the 1986 side, about tomorrow's showpiece event.

"Let's hope the result is the same, for starters. I was in Brazil when the match took place in 1986, and yes there are similarities. Let's hope the result will be repeated," Sabella told reporters.

"[Bilardo and I] spoke about the importance of midfield, giving solidity to a team. You need to play continuously in the World Cup, and you have to be solid mentally and physically, with the right mindset."

The two sides also met in the final of the 1990 tournament, with Germany emerging victorious on that occasion.

Who will win the 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana?

Argentina
Germany
Argentina
41.4%
Germany
58.6%
Bastian Schweinsteiger in action for Germany against the Republic of Ireland on October 12, 2012.
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