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')

Bastian Schweinsteiger: 'Javier Mascherano the leader of pack of wolves'

Bastian Schweinsteiger says that Germany must be on top form in tomorrow's World Cup final against Argentina, who he compares to a "pack of wolves".

Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has compared their World Cup final opponents Argentina to a pack a wolves.

The two sides face each other tomorrow in a repeat of the 1990 final, and Schweinsteiger has said that his side must be on top form to overcome a dogged and determined Argentina team.

"Javier Mascherano is the leader of a pack of wolves - as he showed with the tackle against Arjen Robben to deny him a goal," the 29-year-old told Sky Sports.

"You see what kind of attitude he has for his country. It will not be easy for us. Argentina are a very, very good team who are deservedly in the final. They have world-class players with Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero.

"We have to be patient but if we show our quality on the pitch and we have the necessary cleverness then we can beat this team."

Mascherano admitted in the aftermath of his side's semi-final penalty-shootout victory over the Netherlands that he stretched his anus making the challenge to block Robben's injury-time effort.

Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during the Group F football match between Argentina and Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on June 21, 2014
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