Argentina and Germany have appeared collectively in nine previous World Cup finals and two against each other. The South Americans beat West Germany to win the 1986 World Cup before the Europeans gained revenge in the final four years later.
It was a humiliation of the worst kind. The team which was hoping to win the World Cup for the record sixth time was shown the door by a merciless opponent. Brazil not just lost the semi-final 1-7, it also shattered the dreams of more than 200 million people.
The first semi-final, played between the host nation Brazil and Germany on Tuesday, witnessed eight goals, out of which seven were scored by the robust Germans to send the Selecao out of the tournament.
As the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2014 start today, its battle of the world`s heavyweights who know a win could get them to the last-four. Germany are pitted against France as hosts Brazil face gritty Colombia. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia said that Hulk and Fred need to help Neymar for Brazil. He also added that the flu that hit several German players will be a blow against France.