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Germany can dominate for years, says Low

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Germany coach Joachim Low believes that his side can become the first European team to win the World Cup in South America and then go on to dominate the international stage for years to come.

The Germans face Argentina on Sunday night after thrashing host nation Brazil 7-1 in their semi-final.

Low insists that his squad are young enough to continue playing together beyond this tournament and believes they can carry on dominating international tournaments in the future.

"We have young players who aren't even here and other players with a fantastic
future such as Ilkay Gundogan, Marco Reus, Mesut Ozil, Andre Schurrle and Thomas
Muller," Low said.

"They can go on to play for a number of years. We can play on top of the
world for a good number of years, with some young players coming in to reinforce
the team."

Many of Germany's regular starters will be able to compete in the next World Cup in Russia in 2018. Manuel Neuer is 28 years old with Mats Hummels, who has scored two goals in the tournament, only 25.

In midfield Germany will still be able to call upon Mesut Ozil, Mario Gotze and Toni Kroos who are 25, 22 and 24 respectively.

Chelsea's Andre Schurrle, 23, and top goal scorer contender Thomas Muller, 24, will also be available for selection in four years time.

Germany's last World Cup success came in 1990 when they beat Sunday's opponents Argentina in Rome. With no European success on South American soil, Low is relishing the prospect of creating history.

"We know we can write history," he said.

"In the past we have never had this. Latin Americans, on this continent, have dominated all the time. So why not?

"This could be an additional joy for us if we were to win as Europeans on Latin
American soil."

Standing in their way is an Argentinian side with Lionel Messi leading their line. Messi is attempting to emulate Diego Maradona, who inspired Argentina to their last World Cup win in Mexico 1986.

But Low, as you'd expect from a German side, insists they will play with no fear.

"We don't have any fear whatsoever. I know it is going to be a match between two
teams who have had fascinating duels in the past, in tournaments or friendlies," he said.

There have been many comments this week suggesting that Argentina are a one man team. T Messi has scored four goals in the tournament so far but has struggled with fatigue during the knockout rounds.

Low rejects that claim and suggests Argentina have many other talented players in their squad and is looking forward to an intriguing battle.

He said: "This team is not only about Messi. If you believed it was, you would be making a
mistake.

"They have Angel Di Maria, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain - it is not a team dependent on Messi.

"He is a player who can really determine a match but this team is better organised than in 2010, when we beat them 4-0 in the quarter-final. This is what they've shown throughout the tournament," he said.

"I think it will be a gripping final with both teams fighting. Our match against Brazil will not be the rule. If anyone thinks it is they've not looked at Argentina."

Low added: "It's going to be two teams at exactly the same level facing each other. We have the confidence and we respect our opponents' strength but we believe if we can impose our game we will win."

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