Friendlies are not considered too important, but they often provide teams with the chance to experiment. Germany did just that against Spain and Brazil. They learned some valuable lessons.
A UEFA evaluation report has given Germany the edge over Turkey in the two countries' bids to host Euro 2024. It named human rights and accommodation among the problematic issues for Turkey.
Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has left the Germany squad for "personal reasons". Sane came on as a substitute in Thursday's goalless draw against France after missing out on the World Cup squad.
After the failure, the acceptance and the introspection comes an effort to move on. Joachim Löw and his Germany players now turn their attentions to the new UEFA Nations League and attempt to focus only on the future.
With the spotlight firmly on him, Joachim Löw reverted to an old trick against world champions France. For the most part it worked, but he’ll need something more if this is to feel new, says DW’s Matt Pearson.
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