This is it. After huge wins in the semifinals, Lionel Messi and Argentina will go up against the stacked team from Germany with the ultimate prize, the World Cup trophy, on the line. As this momentous month-long sporting event comes to an end, tune into the live stream below to make sure you don’t miss a second!
Everything for the last month — all the stunning goals, all of the hustle, all of the over-exaggerated flops — have led to this: on June 13, Argentina will take on Germany in the World Cup final. With the best player in the game, Lionel Messi, lacing up against arguably the best top-to-bottom lineup in the game, we really couldn’t have asked for a more intense matchup. So don’t miss it — watch the live stream of the game below.
World Cup Live Stream 2014 — Watch Germany Vs. Argentina Final
Lionel Messi has been the star of this World Cup — his goals early on led Argentina through the early stages of the tournament. In the knockout stages he’s been kept a little quieter, though his presence on the field alone has affected games — just look at the way the Netherlands sacrificed their attack to put a stranglehold on him.
But let’s be honest — no team looks more terrifying than Germany right now. After being strong and efficient in their games leading up to the semifinals, they absolutely exploded on the host nation Brazil, scoring five goals in the first 29 minutes of the game on their way to a shocking 7-1 victory.
Brazil was a speedy, skillful squad that was absolutely undone by Germany’s strength, size, and clinical tactfulness. Can you think of another team that resembles Brazil? Let me give you a hint — they wear white and powder blue stripes. Argentina is going to have to do everything in their power to contain the overwhelming German side and avoid an outcome like the one Brazil suffered.
But we shouldn’t overemphasize what’s happened in the past — there’s a reason they play the games. You can never count out Lionel Messi. Let’s stop jabbering and just get into this amazing final. It kicks off at 3 p.m. ET — catch all of the action on the live stream above. (NOTE: To watch the World Cup on ESPN you must have a cable subscription.)
— Andrew Gruttadaro