Germany are favourites ahead of final

Safa President Danny Jordaan says the Europeans may have a slight edge.

FILE; Germany will take on Argentina in World Cup final. Picture: AFP

RIO - South African Football Association (Safa) President Danny Jordaan says he is sitting on the fence with regards to tonight's World Cup final in Rio.

He says it is difficult to predict a winner in tonight's match.

The much favoured Germans take on Argentina at the MaracanĂ£ Stadium.

Jordaan says the Europeans may have a slight edge.

"Germany showed us their power, their ability to work as a team so they're probably the best team at the moment. But Argentina has a player called Messi. Anyone who is looking at the match and the last performances will say Germany must be the favourites."

Meanwhile, fans from Argentina and Germany are flooding into Rio ahead of the clash of the titans.

It will be the third time the two teams have met in the competitions final.

Tonight's encounter will be a decider of sorts for these two teams.

Back in 1986, it was a Diego Maradona inspired Argentina that beat West Germany 3-2 in Mexico.

The following World Cup, the teams met again, this time in Italy.

On that occasion it was the Europeans who walked away with the title, thanks to an 85th minute penalty.

Fast-forward 24 years and the new generation of footballers are fighting the exact same battle.

The bookies have Germany as slight favourites ahead of the match.

Kick-off is at 9pm.

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