Joachim Löw wants Germany to make history in the Maracana on Sunday and then dominate world football for many years to come.
After their 7-1 demolition of Brazil in the semi-final, Germany are big favourites to beat Argentina and win the World Cup in Rio.
The script had the happiest of dream endings, of course: Brazil, led by poster boy Neymar, would win the World Cup in Rio on Sunday 13th July. And even though Felipe Scolari's obviously flawed side (Fred up front!) failed to shine, somehow Brazil found a way out of Group A and into the last four.
But when Neymar fell in the quarter-finals, one nation's dream soon turned into a vivid nightmare: a 7-1 thrashing by Germany, played out in front of the whole world…
Well folks, we're 62 games deep into this sensational tournament, and there are just two matches left to play (both of which you can watch live on ITV). Remind yourselves of the story of the 2014 World Cup so far, with this stirring montage:
Can Germany become the first European side to win the trophy in South America? Or will Argentina add insult to injury and be crowned world champions in the home of their great rivals Brazil? We look at the key factors which could decide the outcome of Sunday's final.
David Beckham is thrilled to see Lionel Messi feature in the World Cup final and is backing the Argentina star to lead his team to victory.
Argentina's players are summoning inspiration from their heroes of the past as they prepare for their country's most important match for a generation.
It's the one we've all been waiting for: the World Cup final. Argentina will face the goal hungry Germans in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night live on ITV.