Bangalore, July 11: Argentina made the final of the Fifa World Cup after 24 years and will play Germany for their third title, again after 24 years. This will also be the third title clash between Argentina and Germany at the World Cup, the most between any two sides. Argentina won the 1986 final 3-2 while the (West) Germans avenged that defeat in 1990.
A much has changed in this world in the last two-decade-and-half. Let's take a look at the differences in the two eras in which Argentina and Germany last met in a World Cup final.
Rajiv Gandhi was still alive
India's former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was still alive when Argentina last played Brazil in a WC final.
Sachin Tendulkar was yet to complete his first year in international cricket
The ace cricketer retired last year, after scoring over 34,000 international runs.
Aishwarya Rai was still 4 years away from her Miss World title
Aishwarya Rai is the daughter-in-law of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and a brand known worldwide.
'Mandal' prime minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh was leading India
VP Singh's government lasted less than a year.
Ambassador was India's blue-eyed vehicle
The production of the iconic car was recently stopped at the Uttarpara plant in West Bengal.
Iraq was the land of Saddam Hussain
The country saw two military invasions by the United States since then, under the presidencies of two Bushs, father and son.
Mobile phone was still an alien object in India
India is the second-largest mobile phone user today with over 900 million users.
'Social' and 'media' were two different words
These two micro-blogging sites are two key instruments of globalisation today.
South Africa was still an 'Apartheid' nation
Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994. He died in December 2013.
Zohra Sehgal was still alive
The actress died just two days ahead of the 20th World Cup final of her life time, at the age of 102 years.