Germany's national soccer team plays its opener against Ukraine at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille. It will be the first major tournament game hosted in Lille for almost 80 years and the city can't wait to become part of the action.
Fifteen games, zero losses; Germany have wrapped up a near perfect year with a 2-2 draw against France. They head into a World Cup year not only as the defending champions, but as the world's most in-form national team
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.
Joachim Löw brought on Lars Stindl late in the match and he repaid the coach's faith, scoring with just seconds left to earn Germany a 2-2 draw at home to France. This means Germany remain undefeated in 2017.
Spain became the eleventh team to qualify for Russia 2018 after their convincing 3-0 win over Albania and Italy's disappointing home draw against Macedonia. Elsewhere, Euro 2016 surprise package Iceland are looking good.
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