German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday predicted her country’s soccer team would beat Argentina on Sunday to win the 2014 World Cup.

“It certainly won’t be easy tomorrow; after the 7-1 everybody thinks ‘It’s almost done’ – that’s why we all need to cross our fingers again,” she told a local TV station. 


Germany beat host country Brazil earlier this week by an almost unprecedented score of 7-1.

Merkel and German President Joachim Gauck will travel to Brazil in the hopes of witnessing a victory.

Brazil will play the Netherlands on Saturday afternoon to determine who gets third place.