The 2014 Brazil World Cup, won by Germany after extra time in the final against Argentina, was the subject of extensive DW coverage. You can relive some of the memories of Germany winning its "fourth star" on this page.
Since he turned up in MLS a couple of months ago, the Chicago Fire have started winning games. Despite the fact that he is a World Cup winner, Bastian Schweinsteiger is enjoying the luxury of anonymity in the Windy City.
Germany's World Cup qualifier against San Marino on Saturday will be their last game before they fly to Russia for the Confederations Cup. They're heavy favorites, but Joachim Löw doesn't expect to break any records.
Joachim Löw has been dealt an early blow to preparations for the World Cup warmup in Russia. Leroy Sané, who made a big-money move to the Premier League from Schalke last season, had been a big part of Germany's plans.