While their contrasting styles promise a classic battle between Europe and South America, they have left both teams with plenty to think about as they put the finishing touches to their preparations.
Lionel Messi and his Argentina team mates had a light workout after they returned to their base camp in Belo Horizonte after Wednesday`s dramatic penalty shootout win over the Netherlands.
Germany were also back on the training pitch at their secluded base camp in Santo Andre after taking Wednesday off following their 7-1 thrashing of host-nation Brazil on Tuesday.
Defender Mats Hummels was cleared to rejoin his team mates after undergoing treatment for a knee injury that prompted him to miss the second half of the semi.
With the team only having a gentle run-out, Germany`s assistant coach Hansi Flick said Hummels was free to do what he wanted.
“All the players will be able to train, whether it`s on an exercise bike or on the pitch – whichever they prefer,” Flick said. “It`s up to each individual to decide what they want to do in training.”
Germany`s biggest challenge remains how to contain Messi, who has been heavily marked throughout the tournament but still looms as the big danger.
The Germans sat down together to watch the second semi-final and were impressed at how the Dutch managed to neutralise Messi.
Flick said they had cooked up their own strategy to deal with Messi, but the details would remain a closely-guarded secret.
“We’ve also got a plan,” he told a news conference. “But we’re not going to reveal that here to you.”
Left back Benedikt Hoewedes said the Germans were also trying to keep a lid on the mounting expectations in their homeland after the mind-boggling win over Brazil.
Here is a look at Germany vs Argentina 2014 World Cup, Final: Date Time Telecast Channels.
Match: Brazil vs Netherlands 2014 World Cup Match, Final
Date: 13 July, 2014
Time: 16:00 Local | 20:00 GMT | 00:00 PKT (14 July) | 00:30 IST (14 July)
Venue: Estádio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Germany Possible Starting 11 Lineup (4-3-2-1): Neuer; Lahm, Hummels, Boateng, Howedes; Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Özil, Klose, Müller.
Argentina Possible Starting 11 Lineup (4-3-3): Romero; Rojo, Garay, Demichelis, Zabaleta; Biglia, Mascherano, Perez; Aguero, Messi, Higuain.
TV Coverage: ABC, ESPN, Tan Action, Star Sports, SkySports 1 HD, Sky Sports 3D, Fox Soccer, Al Jazeera sports, BBC Sport live, PTV Sports, ESPN Brazil, Sony Six, ESPN USA, Fox Sports