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Germany to meet Argentina in a World Cup final rematch

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09-03-2014 08:16 BJT

The most hotly anticipated is probably between Germany and Argentina. If you recall, the two played in something known as the World Cup. The Germans came away with a 1-nil extra time victory to claim their fourth world cup crown.

Germany will be without former captain Philipp Lahm, defender Per Mertesacker and all-time leading goalscorer Miroslav Klose who have all retired from international football.

Germany will be without former captain Philipp Lahm, defender Per Mertesacker and all-time leading goalscorer Miroslav Klose who have all retired from international football.

The game in Dusseldorf will not have as much riding on it as that match in Rio this summer, but that didn't stop about 45-thousand German fans from watching their team train for the match.

Neither side will look the same as they did during the World Cup showpiece in Rio de Janeiro -- Germany will be without former captain Philipp Lahm, defender Per Mertesacker and all-time leading goalscorer Miroslav Klose who have all retired from international football.

But for those that are playing it will be special, to be involved in a rematch from such an important contest.

"It is of course a bit difficult - one has to say that. In particular after all the experiences that are behind us and also with regard to the things that have happened within the national team in terms of the players who have left and ended their international careers. And we will see all of the boys again Wednesday. So, many things have happened. And, yeah sure, playing against Argentina now is of course a special one. And we will play against Scotland this weekend and this will be an important game for us and we want to make a good start with three points in the qualifying round," Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said.

Rooney to captain Three Lions in friendly against Norway

England were led onto the practice pitch by new captain Wayne Rooney as they prepare for their friendly against Norway. Roy Hodgson's men will be playing Wednesday at Wembley, and it will be their first match since being eliminated from the World Cup in June. 

This squad will have a new look, as former captain Steven Gerrard, has retired from football, as has Frank Lampard. Midfielder Jordan Henderson is pleased with the appointment of the Man U striker as a replacement to Gerrard as captain of England.

"Yeah I think Wayne was the ideal choice really. He's a natural leader in the dressing room and also on the field as well so I think that was a really good appointment. I don't think it will change the way he is to be honest. He'll keep doing everything like he always does, he gives 100% whether that will be in training or in matches. And also he'll help the younger lads and I'm sure he'll have a lot of respect," England Midfielder Jordan Henderson said.

Germany will be without former captain Philipp Lahm, defender Per Mertesacker and all-time leading goalscorer Miroslav Klose who have all retired from international football.

Germany will be without former captain Philipp Lahm, defender Per Mertesacker and all-time leading goalscorer Miroslav Klose who have all retired from international football.

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