Today Germany take on old rivals England in a friendly match in Berlin. The game is a perfect opportunity for both teams to test line-ups and tactics ahead of this summers EURO 2016.
Sandro Wagner, 29, is making a strong case for inclusion in Germany’s 2018 World Cup squad. He can take inspiration from a pair of notable strikers who made an impact on the national team later in their careers.
Germany are set to face Mexico in the second semifinal of the Confederations Cup and national team coach Joachim Löw is not lacking confidence. The winner of Thursday's contest will go on to face Chile in Sunday's final.
In the 12 months leading up to the next World Cup Antionio Rüdiger has quietly climbed up the pecking order among German defenders. He spoke to DW about his role and his aspirations ahead of 2018 in Russia.
They may have stumbled slightly towards the end, but the unbeaten German national team have enjoyed one of their best-ever years. Joachim Löw's task now is to attempt to achieve the impossible: perfection.
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