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FIFA World Cup 2014 Final: Di María fighting against Khedira for the title

Two Real Madrid players are involved in today's match for glory, with the addition of soon-to-be madridista Toni Kroos.

Jamie Squire

20 minutes for the biggest game of International football. Argentina and Germany have each won two titles and while Germany should have the edge in this Final, Argentina have Lionel Messi, who has been resting throughout the whole season in order to play this game in full condition.

Di María will start the game on the bench as he has not recovered from his muscle strain just yet.

Here are the lineups:

Germany Starting XI: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Howedes, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Özil, Kroos, Müller and Klose.

Argentina Starting XI: Romero, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Garay, Rojo, Mascherano, Pérez, Biglia, Lavezzi, Messi and Higuaín.

The winning team will probably have the tournament's Ballon D'Or on the roster as well. Müller, Kroos, Mascherano and Messi are competing for the award although La Pulga has not completed a good World Cup.

And remember, Real Madrid's preseason will start tomorrow, stay tuned to Managing Madrid for deep coverage.

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