Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari (L) congratulates Germany's coach Joachim Loew after Germany won their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. (REUTERS/David Gray)
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Loew said he had no preference on playing Argentina or the Netherlands in the final.Toni Kroos, who scored two goals, was named the man of the match and the midfielder's strongest performance in the World Cup epitomised Germany's improved game.Captain Philipp Lahm said his team were just pleased to make it through the semi-final after getting knocked out at that stage in 2006 and 2010 .Lahm acknowledged Germany had not played as well in earlier matches at the World Cup.Germany defender Mats Hummels said the celebrations in the dressing-room after the match were relatively subdued because it had been decided before halftime.
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