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')

Pablo Zabaleta desperate to achieve success on enemy soil

Lionel Messi, Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Marcos Rojo, Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Rodrigo Palacio and Ezequiel Garay of Argentina celebrate defeating the Netherlands in a shootout during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between
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Pablo Zabaleta admits that the aim of winning the World Cup in Brazil has given Argentina extra motivation this summer.

Pablo Zabaleta has claimed that lifting the World Cup in Brazil would be extra special for the Argentina squad.

Despite not needing an incentive to win the tournament for the first time since 1986 ahead of Sunday's final against Germany, Zabaleta believes that the hostile receptions they have received from Brazilian supporters does motivate the players.

"It's special for us to play in this country," the Manchester City defender told reporters. "Especially because Brazilian fans have been against Argentina for this World Cup.

"Sometimes, if you have all the people against you, you feel even stronger. I think that we showed that against Holland and we feel very proud to have made the final."

Sunday's match will be the third time the two nations have met in a World Cup final.

Lionel Messi of Argentina is challenged by Axel Witsel of Belgium (R) during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match on July 5, 2014
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