It was a long, tough tournament for Argentina. But the Albiceleste never stopped battling, despite key injuries to Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero, and returned to Buenos Aires with their heads held high after falling to a heart-breaking extra-time defeat to Germany. The nation may have missed out on the World Cup, but reaching a final after 24 years of trying was no mean achievement.
Still, the world of football never stands still. It may feel like a lifetime away right now, but in just a few short years Russia 2018 will be hurtling around the corner for Lionel Messi and his team-mates.
But will Messi still be there to lead his team into the next finals? And who of the 22 men who accompanied La Pulga to Brazil will make the plane four years from now?
Gazing into the crystal ball, a mixture of established stars from 2014 and the next generation of exciting talent are combined to create a possible 23-man squad to take to Russia for the next tournament.