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World Cup final: Germany arrive in Rio

12/07/2014 from:SNTV


World Cup finalists Germany arrive at their hotel in Rio de Janeiro ahead of Sunday's final against Argentina.


Germany have arrived at their hotel in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the World Cup final.

Bastian Schweinsteiger and his team-mates looked a little sleepy from the trip from their base in Santa Cruz Cabralia but they still stopped to sign autographs for fans.

That is perhaps a sign of the supreme confidence Germany must have now after they beat Brazil 7-1 in the semi-final.

And despite humiliating the hosts, Joachim Loew's side will have the backing of the locals at the Maracana.

Brazil's dream was to win it themselves, their nightmare is to see Argentina do it.

Germany look relaxed about stopping that happening, they will of course also be excited but perhaps not as much as this lad.

SOUNDBITE (English) Brian Maleny, from Texas:

"We are here in Rio just to see the world cup and may be hopefully go to a game, we ended up going to Germnay vs France that's super exciting and now I have some autographs and I'm really excited."

This squad will always be remembered for that win in Belo Horizonte but that will mean little to the players if they don't lift the trophy on Sunday.

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