Welcome to Sports Mole's live news coverage from the penultimate day of the World Cup in Brazil.
We will be bringing you all of the latest news and gossip from the tournament, which gets back underway this evening when the hosts face the Netherlands in the third-placed playoff.
You can also expect plenty of build-up ahead of tomorrow's final in Rio de Janeiro between Germany and Argentina.
"I just have a good feeling about tomorrow. I'm quite confident for this final and really looking forward to it," he said. You can read all he had to say about his side's chances here.
The last time that there were more goals scored in the World Cup Final than in the Third Place Play-off was in 1978.— MatchStory (@MatchStory) July 12, 2014
Brazil: Cesar; Maicon, Silva, Luiz, Maxwell; Gustavo, Paulinho; Ramires, Oscar, Willian; Jo
Netherlands: Cillessen; Kuyt, De Vrij, Vlaar, Martins Indi, Blind; Clasie, Wijnaldum, Sneijder; Robben, Van Persie
"Their team is not only about Messi, and that would be a mistake [to think so]. Of course, he can decide a match, but they are much more organised."
The last nine #WorldCup 3rd-place games have each had 3+ goals. Four of the last five have had 4+ goals.— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) July 12, 2014
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"I think he's got a great future. He's such a talented player and he's a good-looking kid as well, he's got the whole package."
"The Argentina left back, Marcos Rojo, will have a job looking after Thomas Muller. He might not go past people, but Muller is such a clever runner and, when Kroos gets on the ball, Argentina could be in trouble down this left side. Germany could get an hour out of Klose too, at 36 – and there's every chance of him grabbing another goal and Muller seems to score so many important goals – he set the ball rolling the other night."
"Germany have got greater strength in depth and we've got more players who play at the highest level every year," he told FIFA's official website.
"You only need to look at the kind of big international games the Bayern players have been involved in over the last few years. That makes a huge difference because you gain a lot of experience from those sorts of encounters."
"This is the game nobody wants and I completely understand why Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has complained about having to play it," said the former Liverpool defender.
"I do not understand why people would buy a ticket for this fixture because it is such a non-event, but there will be a lot of Brazil fans there. They will want to win, but I don't think the Dutch will be bothered."
Bit of prep work for the #worldcupfinal ! how do u stop messi...how do u get at the germans...are argentina a 1 man team....who will win???— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 12, 2014
Fully expect Netherlands to win. Brazil players will be so nervous. 2 1 to Netherlands— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) July 12, 2014
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