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Argentina vs. Germany: Nine things to know

Argentina vs. Germany: Nine things to know
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Despite being 12,000 kilometres apart, Argentina and Germany have quite a bit in common - from historical links to present day collaborations. Prepare for Sunday's World Cup final by learning about the ties that bind these two football powerhouses.

While both countries share an obvious football aptitude, they're linked by more than a love for the game.

Since the late 19th-century, Argentina has been a southern hemisphere haven for German immigrants searching for a better life, as well as members of the Nazi party, looking to escape retribution.

The two countries see eye to eye on a wide range of issues, including a mutual love of beef and the importance of promoting scientific advancement. Find out here what connects these two countries. 

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