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')

Oliver Bierhoff expects Mats Hummels to be fit for World Cup final

Germany's defender Mats Hummels celebrates his goal during a quarter-final football match between France and Germany at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014
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Oliver Bierhoff attempts to calm the fears of supporters by suggesting that Mats Hummels will be fit for the World Cup final.

Oliver Bierhoff has claimed that Germany are confident of having Mats Hummels available for Sunday's World Cup final against Germany.

Hummels has been battling a knee injury in recent days, and was removed at the halfway stage of the semi-final thrashing of Brazil as head coach Joachim Low looked to protect his centre-back.

However, team manager Bierhoff believes that the Borussia Dortmund defender should be ready to be named in the starting lineup at the Maracana.

"Everyone's okay except for Mats Hummels and he's getting further treatment," Bierhoff told German TV station ARD. "It's a precautionary measure.

"We assume he'll be able to play in the final."

Hummels partnered Jerome Boateng against Brazil before Per Mertesacker was introduced at the interval.

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

Argentina
Germany
Argentina
41.4%
Germany
58.6%
Per Mertesacker of Germany celebrates his team's second goal in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup match against Algeria on June 30, 2014
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