RIO DE JANEIRO (Sporting Alert) — The following are live TV channels and live streaming providers for the World Cup finals between Germany and Argentina on Sunday.
The game, which kicks-off at 3:00 pm ET (16:00 Local time) at the Estadio do Maracana, here in Rio De Janeiro, will broadcast live on ABC, with live online streaming on ESPN3.com, Watch ABC and WatchESPN.com. Other major television and streaming providers includes, BBC iPlayer, ITV 1 UK, BBC One UK, UTV, STV Scotland, ITV Player, ESPN Deportes, Univision USA, Univision Deportes USA, ARD Live Stream, Sportschau Live Stream, Zattoo, ARD Das Erste, ESPN Cono Norte, DIRECTV Argentina, DeporTV, Canal 7 TV Publica, CBC Sports Live Streaming, RTE Player, RTE 2, Sports 1 HD, beIN Sports 2 HD, beIN Sports 11 HD, beIN Sports 13 HD…
Sunday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup final will see the battle between three-time winners Germany (1954, 1974, 1990) and two-time world champions Argentina (1978, 1986), as both teams try to win the crown for different reasons.
Argentina, which is expected to have majority of the supporters, will be hoping to defend the South American home turf, while Germany is looking to win the title for the European community and become the first European team to win the World Cup in the Americas.
Germany and Argentina will be meeting for the 21st time, and a record-equalling seventh time at the World Cup and for a record third time in the final.
The Germans are leading Argentina in their tournament head-to-head clashes, with three wins, two draws and one defeat, with their latest tournament win being a 4-0 result in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup.
Notably, Argentina were knocked out by Germany in the previous two World Cup tournaments and Lionel Messi and his teammates will seek to avenge thus prior results.
La Albiceleste have been very tight at this year’s World Cup thus far – keeping four clean sheets, including three from three in the knock-out stage, and is the only team which is yet to go behind at this year’s tournament.
Meanwhile, in team news for Germany, centre-half Mats Hummels, who was subbed off at half-time against Brazil because of tendonitis, is expected to keep his place in the starting lineup, with boss Joachim Low set to stick with the same team that featured the semi-finals.
Argentina, meanwhile, could recall fit-again Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, who could replace Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Alejandro Sabella boss is said to admirer the work-rate of Gonzalo Higuain and wants to keep him in the side to unsettle the German back line.
Left-back Marcos Rojo is recovering from a sore ankle, which forced him out of training early on Friday, while teammate Angel di Maria, who is being troubled by a thigh problem is not expected to play, despite returning to light training.