It will be the third time that these two footballing giants have contested a World Cup final, with Argentina winning in 1986 and Germany claiming revenge four years later - the last time that each team lifted the trophy.
The Europeans will also benefit from having an extra day of rest, having booked their place in the tournament showpiece 24 hours before Argentina needed a penalty shootout to overcome Netherlands in Sao Paulo.
Javier Mascherano has revealed that he 'stretched his anus' in making a match-saving tackle on Arjen Robben that helped the South Americans reach the final, but is expected to be fit to start this weekend.
Lionel Messi is likely to again be given a free role in the Argentine attack, and could be joined in the starting XI by Angel di Maria, who is "training at 80%" as he recovers from the thigh injury that ruled him out against the Dutch, with Enzo Perez the most probable player to be sacrificed.
Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels is Germany's main injury doubt, having been taken off at half time in the thrashing of the Selecao with a knee injury that has since been found to be tendonitis.
Schurrle scored two of Germany's seven against Brazil off the bench, with Toni Kroos another to bag a brace and Sami Khedira, Thomas Muller and now all-time World Cup top scorer Miroslav Klose also netting.
Possible starting lineups
Germany: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Howedes; Schweinsteiger, Khedira; Ozil, Kroos, Muller; Klose
Argentina: Romero; Zabaleta, Demichelis, Garay, Rojo; Mascherano, Biglia, Di Maria; Lavezzi, Messi, Higuain
Sports Mole says: 3-1