Pablo Zabaleta would love to lift cup in spiritual home of Brazil football

Pablo Zabaleta (centre) is relishing tomorrows World Cup final showdown with Germany in Maracana

Pablo Zabaleta (centre) is relishing tomorrows World Cup final showdown with Germany in Maracana

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Argentina defender Pablo Zabaleta would love nothing more than to win the World Cup in the spiritual home of Brazilian football.

When the World Cup draw was made last December, South American football fans dreamed of a Maracana final involving the continent’s two super powers.

But instead of facing Brazil in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night, Argentina will instead take on Germany, who obliterated Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men in the first semi-final on Tuesday.

 

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