Germany forward Thomas Muller looking forward to playing in the Maracana
Germany forward Thomas Muller has admitted he is looking forward to playing in the Maracana.
The historic stadium will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup final - where Germany will face Argentina - and Muller believes it is the perfect place to crown a champion.
“Unfortunately we haven’t had time to go sightseeing in Rio and discover this magical city,” he said, as reported by Football Italia.
“But there is a special reason why we can’t wait to play this game and that’s the Maracana.
“It’s changed over the years, but when you read about the history you realise what a sacred stage this is to play football on.
“I see the Maracana as the ideal place to lift the World Cup on Sunday.
“If we want to win we’re going to have to mark Messi – but I don’t see that being a problem.”