Germany vs Argentina, FIFA World Cup Final: We are Ready to Make History, Says Joachim Loew

Updated: 13 July 2014 00:05 IST

No European side has won any of the eight World Cups held in the Americas, but German coach Joachim Loew says his side can write their names in the history books when the team plays Argentina for FIFA World Cup 2014 trophy.

Germany vs Argentina, FIFA World Cup Final: We are Ready to Make History, Says Joachim Loew
File photo of German coach Joachim Loew next to the FIFA World Cup trophy in 2006. © AFP

Rio de Janeiro:

Joachim Loew says Germany is ready to write history by winning Sunday's final to become the first European side to win the World Cup in the Americas. (Full preview of FIFA World Cup final)

The Germans take on Argentina in the World Cup final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium with Loew hoping to win the nation's fourth world title.

No European side has won any of the eight World Cups held in the Americas, but Loew says his side can write their names in the history books. (Also read: Argentina coach to step down after final, says agent)

"Regardless of what has happened in the past, it is a matter of winning now and we know we can write history, because Latin American sides have been able to dominate on home soil," said Loew.

"And why not? It would be an extra joy for us if we were able to win the title on south American soil." (Related: Pope loves all, will stay neutral during FIFA World Cup final)

This is the sixth time Germany will meet Argentina at the World Cup and the third time in the final -- with both sides tied at 1-1 in terms of the title match.

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger said the Germans are under 'no pressure', while Loew played down the importance of his first World Cup final after a decade as either assistant or head coach of Germany.

"For me it's not the biggest challenge, each and every knock-out match is a special challenge," he said. (Also read: No pressure on us, says Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger)

"I believe we are mature as a team, we have showed how well we can play over the last few years and we are marching forward.

"If we are beaten, yes we will be disappointed, but we won't crumble and I think this team has a future."



Topics : Germany Argentina FIFA World Cup 2014 Football
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