"Regardless of what happened before, we know we can write history," Loew told a pre-match press conference in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.

"Latin Amereican (teams) on this continent have been able to dominate all the time. But why can't it be considered as an additional joy for us if we were the first to win here as Europeans,” he added.

Loew's Germany will face Argentina in the final clash at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday.

It will be the third time for the two teams to face each other in World Cup finals matches after the Albiceleste won 3-2 in 1986 and the Germans took the revenge with a 1-0 victory to claim the title in 1990.

The last time the two sides met in World Cup was in 2010 when Germany trounced Argentina 4-0 in the quarterfinals.

"Indeed Argentina in the tournament has shown great performance. They are much better organised and stronger in the defence than the team in 2010," Loew said.

"We have seen Argentina change a few things during the tournament. I think Argentina can play different styles. It is a team that can defend early and pressure on the opponent. And sometimes they try to attack rather quickly and sometimes again they just sort of fall back and wait," the coach said.

"So (in the final) it could be that Argentina try to attack us very early and fall back. We have to look forward to that,” he added.

Loew said he did not want the final to be decided by penalty shootout but also stressed that his goalkeepers are always prepared to face the dreaded penalty shootout.

"We hope we can decide the match before, because penalty shooting depends on so many things. Taking the penalty means extra pressure and it concerns all the players," Loew said.
In the 2006 World Cup, Germany laboured past Argentina after a 4-2 penalty shootout win in the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, Sabella said he was convinced enough that the team will repeat the title-winning performance of 1986 in the 2014 World Cup final on Sunday.

"I can't remember the details of the match, where it was played, how they scored, but I believe the result will be the same," said Sabella when asked about the comparison between the 1986 and 2014 World Cup finals, the two encounters between Germany and Argentina.

Previously, Argentina had won two World Cup titles. The second one came in 1986, when Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in the final.

It was a close match. Argentina led by two in the first 74 minute, only to see Germany tie the score 2-2 after the goals from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Rudi Voller.

However, Jorge Burruchaga carried Argentina out with a 83rd-minute goal, becoming the hero of the team to bring home the second World Cup trophy.

"The situation will be repeated," Sabella added.

Repeating the victory would not be an easy job for Sabella because Germany emerged as a strong, talented, balanced and well-organized team through the last six World Cup matches, especially after they overwhelmed the host team Brazil 7-1 in the semi-final.

"We have to play a great match to beat a team like Germany," said Sabella.

"They are strong and powerful,” he added.

Argentina edged the Netherlands through penalty in the semi-final. More than two hours' playing and less rest were thought to be a disadvantage for "La Albiceleste".

"I kept telling the players that we had to save energy," said Sabella about the fatigue.

"But we can see that this factor is in favour of Germany,” he added.

The 2014 World Cup final would take place in Estadio do Maracana on Sunday.


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