Read a full match preview and watch live streaming of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final between Germany and Argentina.
Where: Estadio de Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
When: 20:00 BST
Watch live: Click here to watch on BBC Sport online!
A month after pulsating footballing action is finally set to come to an end tonight as Germany and Argentina face off in Rio de Janeiro for the right to call themselves champions of the world.
The match is the most hotly anticipated and illustrious game in the footballing calendar and will be watched by billions of people across the globe, with both nations hoping to end a World Cup drought that extends back more than 20 years.
Germany are narrow favourites to lift the trophy, with Joachim Low’s team’s explosive performance in their 7-1 semi-final demolition of hosts Brazil putting them slightly ahead of Argentina in peoples’ psyches.
They must beat history, as well as their opposition, however, with no European nation ever having lifted the famous trophy whilst playing on South American soil.
This will favour Alejandro Sabella’s team, who will also be roared on by the huge crowds that have poured over the border to experience the atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro and the Maracana.
If Argentina are to lift their third World Cup then it is likely to be Lionel Messi who is their biggest influence on the night, despite quiet performances in the quarter and semi-finals by the world’s finest footballer.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero looked fit when returning from injury as a substitute against The Netherlands in the semi-finals and may be restored to the starting line-up, probably at the expense of either Gonzalo Higuain or Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Otherwise, his club teammate Martin Demichelis is likely to keep his place after solid performances in Argentina’s successive clean-sheets against The Netherlands and Belgium.
Germany forward Thomas Muller is still in with a chance of lifting the Golden Boot, with the Bayern Munich man sitting just one goal behind Colombian James Rodriguez, but he is likely to start in midfielder with all-time World Cup top goalscorer Miroslav Klose keeping his place.
Otherwise the German team is likely to be unchanged from the thrashing of Brazil, with Jerome Boateng continuing to partner Mats Hummels in central defence with Phillip Lahm at right back.
Andre Schurrle will feel that he may have done enough to earn a start, however, after he came off the bench to find the back of the net twice in the semi-final in Belo Horizonte.