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Neuer wowed spectators with a string of impressive performances en route to lifting the trophy with Germany.
He was a perfect embodiment of a sweeper keeper, charging off his line to make crucial last-ditch tackles with an astonishing precision

The final, to be played at the imposing Maracana Stadium, is a repeat of the gruelling 1990 encounter between the two countries, which was decided courtesy of a 85th penalty goal by Germany’ Andreas Brehme, as well as the 1986 final won 3-2 by Argentina

In contrast to the wide open, raucous display that the other semi-final produced, the Argentina against Netherlands Wednesday match was an even contest and a frequently dull one as the game became increasing bogged down in a midfield battle

Klose’s goal – one of five Germany’s goals in an amazing opening 45 minutes against the hosts – took him clear of former Brazil striker, Ronaldo, on 16 goals at the finals

They smoke cigarettes on the streets and drop the stubs at corners, which are in turn picked up by “junkies” who take hard drugs