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')

David Beckham backs Lionel Messi to lead Argentina to World Cup glory

David Beckham backs Lionel Messi to lead Argentina to World Cup glory against Germany on Sunday night.

Former England captain David Beckham has revealed that he fancies Lionel Messi to fire Argentina to World Cup glory on Sunday night.

Often criticised for not producing his world-leading Barcelona form for his country, Messi has led the Albiceleste to the final with several key contributions throughout the tournament in Brazil.

Beckham told Adidas Football's YouTube channel that Argentina would beat Germany 3-1 at the Maracana tomorrow, going on to say: "Germany came to the tournament with great experience, people are not too surprised they've got as far as this.

"There's no particular star, they've just a great group that play well together.

"Argentina have a group of talented players who play with a lot of passion, but Lionel, I'm just excited to see him play."

Messi was yesterday named as one of the 10 Golden Ball nominees for the tournament's best player.

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

Argentina
Germany
Argentina
41.4%
Germany
58.6%
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