Just a couple of months after that unforgettable FIFA World Cup final, Germany and Argentina face-off in a much more low-key international friendly in Dusseldorf on Wednesday night.
Where to Watch Live
The game is set to begin at 8.45 pm local time (12.15 am IST) with live coverage on Sony Six in India. Viewers can watch the match via live streaming online HERE. Watch the game online in the US on ESPN Deportes and ESPNEWS, while viewers can also live stream the action HERE. UK audience can watch the match online on BT Sport 1, while the game can also be live streamed HERE.
The match can be watched in Germany on ZDF, with the live streaming option HERE, while DirecTV will telecast the game live in Argentina and the rest of South America. Viewers can live stream the action HERE.
Both teams would still not have gotten over what transpired over the 120 minutes in Rio De Janeiro on 13 July, but now, with history already being written and the future lying in wait, move on they must.
The world champions Germany have a Euro 2016 campaign in France to look forward to, while Argentina, following that massive heartbreak, will look to have a crack at the Copa America title next year.
In many ways, this will also be the beginning of a new era for Germany, with three of their stalwarts bidding goodbye following the World Cup triumph. Skipper Philipp Lahm will not don the national team jersey anymore, and neither will record goalscorer Miroslav Klose and defensive mainstay Per Mertesacker.
But, such is the strength of this Germany production line at the moment, that they should be able to move on and look forward without too much trepidation.
"There are new goals and new demands for us," said coach Joachim Low. "Now our next goal is the [European] championship in France. The message after Rio has to be, 'Let's focus on Paris.'"
Bastian Schweinsteiger will be the man given the job of leading his team post the World Cup triumph, with the midfielder taking over the captain duties from his Bayern Munich teammate.
"Over the last few years Bastian has stood in for Philipp when he was absent and for me he was the clear choice," said Low. "He's an absolute leader and has always shouldered responsibility with the national team, on and off the pitch.
"He has a lot of experience and has a good standing within the squad. I have every faith in Bastian, but I'm not the only one, our whole team does. Above all he bands all the players together behind him -- irrespective of age or which club they play for.
"I know Bastian will always be there when we need him. Bastian Schweinsteiger will be a great and worthy captain of our national team."
In Schweinsteiger's injury-enforced absence, goalkeeper extraordinaire Manuel Neuer will skipper the side, with Germany welcoming back Marco Reus to the fold, after the Borussia Dortmund playmaker agonisingly missed out on a winner's medal due to injury.
There will be plenty more absences, though, with Sami Khedira and Mats Hummels, who have also been named vice-captains along with Neuer and Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil and Sebastian Rudy all missing out through injury.
Argentina, under new coach Gerardo Martino, will not be able to call upon their talisman Lionel Messi, with the Barcelona wonder ruled out with a hip problem, while Maxi Rodriguez, Rodrigo Palacio and Ezequiel Garay joins the captain on the sidelines.
Squads: Germany: Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hanover 96)
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Antonio Rudiger (VfB Stuttgart)
Midfielders: Julian Draxler (Schalke 04), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Christoph Kramer (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea)
Forwards: Mario Gomez (Fiorentina), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich)
Argentina: Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Mariano Andujar (Napoli)
Defenders: Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Federico Fernandez (Swansea), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Hugo Campagnaro (Inter Milan), Martin Demichelis (Manchester City), Jose Basanta (Fiorentina)
Midfielders: Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Fernando Gago (Boca Juniors), Lucas Biglia (Lazio), Ricardo Alvarez (Inter Milan), Augusto Fernandez (Celta Vigo), Angel Di Maria (Manchester United), Enzo Perez (Benfica), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur)
Forwards: Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Nicolas Gaitan (Benfica), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris St-Germain).