Argentina vs. Germany: Nine things to know

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.

Argentina vs. Germany: Nine things to know
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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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