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SHOTLIST:SKY - NO ACCESS UK MAINSTREAM BROADCASTERS/AL JAZEERA/BLOOMBERG. IF YOU ARE A FOREIGN NEWS CHANNEL DISTRIBUTED IN THE UK AND IRELAND ON SKY'S DIGITAL SATELLITE PLATFORM AND WANT TO USE THIS CONTENT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CUSTOMER LIAISON DESK AT CUSTOMERVIDEOSUPPORT@AP.ORGRio de Janeiro, Brazil - 12 July, 20141. Various of Brazilian drummers dancing in the street2. Various Argentine and Germany fans3. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Matias Escobar, Argentina Fan (transcript below)4. SOUNDBITE (English) Germany fan Matthias Hamer: (transcript below)AP IMAGES/Yomiuri Shimbun - MANDATORY CREDIT YOMIURI SHIMBUN5. Still - Argentina teamAP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLY6. Still -players from Germany team7. Still - players from Germany teamAP IMAGES/Yomiuri Shimbun - MANDATORY CREDIT YOMIURI SHIMBUN8 Still - Argentina captain Lionel MessiSKY - NO ACCESS UK MAINSTREAM BROADCASTERS/AL JAZEERA/BLOOMBERG. IF YOU ARE A FOREIGN NEWS CHANNEL DISTRIBUTED IN THE UK AND IRELAND ON SKY'S DIGITAL SATELLITE PLATFORM AND WANT TO USE THIS CONTENT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CUSTOMER LIAISON DESK AT CUSTOMERVIDEOSUPPORT@AP.ORGRio de Janiero, Brazil - 12 July, 20149. SOUNDBITE (English) Pele, Brazilian soccer legend: (transcript below)ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYRio de Janiero, Brazil - 13 July, 201410. Various security outside stadiumSCRIPT:THEY'RE GOING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZILARGENTINA IS PLAYING GERMANY ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AS THE TWO SOCCER POWERHOUSES BATTLE IT OUT TO SEE WHO WILL WIN THE 20-14 WORLD CUP.THE GAME IS SET TO BE PLAYED BEFORE 74-THOUSAND FANS AT RIO'S MARACANA STADIUM.FANS OF BOTH TEAMS ARE FIRED UP.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Matias Escobar, Argentina FanUPSOUND (English) reporter: "Where did you get your hat?" UPSOUND (English) Matias Escobar, Argentina fan: "Well I asked my auntie to make it for me, yes, it's great, it's great, I'm very thank you for her."SOUNDBITE (English) Germany fan Matthias Hamer:"Three thousand, four thousand, five thousand. My last money, it's finished (laughs)."ARGENTINA'S COACH ALEJANDRO SABELLA SAYS HIS TEAM NEEDS A PERFECT GAME TO TOP GERMANY, AND DESCRIBES THAT TEAM AS VERY POWERFUL, PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY AND TACTICALLY.GERMANY'S COACH SAYS THE TEAMS ARE EQUALLY MATCHED, BUT THAT GERMANY CAN WIN IF IT IMPOSES ITS GAME.BRAZILIAN SOCCER LEGEND PELE IS GIVING A NOD TO ARGENTINE CAPTAIN LIONEL MESSI.SOUNDBITE (English) Pele, Brazilian soccer legend: (starts on previous shot) "He is a fantastic player, I admire him the same way I used to admire Maradona before, now this (Alfredo di) Stefano was an excellent player too, then it's good for the football."SECURITY IS TIGHT AHEAD OF THE FINAL MIATCH, WITH ABOUT 25-THOUSAND SOLDIERS AND POLICE DEPLOYED AROUND THE STADIUM.POLICE CLOSED ALL ROADS TO THE STADIUM ON SATURDAY NIGHT.ED DONAHUE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.