The German team however can choose from a range of players, including their goalkeeper, to shine.
Obviously Messi will be heavily marked by Germany and we can only hope that he will not fall foul of foul play. The German team are skilful enough to win without having to play dirty and they should remember that.
Tonight's game between Brazil and the Netherlands could go either way as far as the result goes and the standard of play. Neither team has scored many goals during World Cup 2014. The Netherlands have faced a penalty shoot-out after extra time on more than one occasion.
Brazil began the contest shakily and their last match against Germany left them reeling with a 7-1 defeat after full-time.
You can say the fight for the third and fourth place is nothing to write home about but it could help Brazil regain support from fans.
Throughout the contest this writer has been dogged by thoughts of whether or not corruption has reached the pitches of World Cup 2014. She is still not convinced either way.
Hopefully the two remaining matches will provide honest and exciting football. What more could a football fan want other than a win by the team they support?
The odds on which team will win the final on Sunday vary with at least one giving 4/1 GER v 11/2 ARG. Not as much in Germany's favour as expected.
Perhaps Argentina may yet confound Germany.
Two views below:
The Bleacher Report thinks Argentina will win - see here
Germans certain their team will win - see here