The World Cup final is so important that even NBA star LeBron James made the trip to Rio de Janeiro after announcing his Cleveland comeback on July 11th.
US Soccer's president Sunil Gulati shared this picture with James at the Maracana stadium:
LeBron is of course no stranger to the game and is an avid supporter. In fact, as part of his deal with Fenway Sports Group he has minority stakes at Liverpool FC of the Premier League.
Here's a list of the VIP expected to attend the match at Maracana stadium that includes Ashton Kutcher, Daniel Craig and the heads of state from Germany Angela Merkel, along with Russia's Valdimir Putin: