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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Aguero fighting fit for final date with Germans

Striker Sergio Aguero has claimed Germany's 7-1 thrashing Brazil has left no doubt among Argentina's players about the challenge they face in tomorrow's World Cup final.

The Manchester City star says he and his Argentine team-mates have taken notice of the rout and will prepare for a German offensive at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

"Germany is a great team. What happened to Brazil could happen to any team," he said.

But, Aguero added, the Germans also have reason to be concerned, "knowing that we have players who can create danger up front - We're in the final for a reason."

IMPACT

After injuring his left thigh in Argentina's last group-stage match against Nigeria, the City striker was sidelined for two knockout games before going on as a substitute in the semi-final Wednesday against the Netherlands. He failed to make an impact in the attack but scored the third penalty in Argentina's 4-2 shootout win.

"When you come back from injury, in the back of your mind you are worried about it happening again," Aguero said.

"When you miss three matches in a World Cup with the rhythm the guys have you realize you are lacking something.

"But if I get called up to play in the final I will try to find the energy from wherever to do it as well as possible."

EUPHORIC

Argentina have failed to advanced beyond the quarter-finals since the 1990 World Cup, so the country is euphoric about the team's success in Brazil.

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Aguero fighting fit for final date with Germans

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