Schweinsteiger to captain Germany

Bastian Schweinsteiger will assume the duty of being the German captain, replacing Philipp Lahm in the role after he retired from international football this summer. The national team's official Twitter account revealed on Tuesday that Schweinsteiger would take the armband and seek to improve further upon the side's recent triumphs after winning

Lahm hangs up Germany boots

Germany captain Philipp Lahm has announced his retirement from international football, having recently led his country to the World Cup title. The 30-year-old defender has represented Die Mannschaft for over a decade, and capped off a sensational international career by overseeing their World Cup final win over Argentina last weekend. Lahm first

Kroos: Real a cut above

New Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos admits that the Spanish giants are 'a cut above' his former club Bayern Munich. The Germany international, who was a central figure in Die Mannschaft's World Cup triumph in Brazil, was unveiled at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday after completing a £25 million move. "Real Madrid

Neuer shakes off shoulder injury

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is expected to be fit to face Portugal in his side's World Cup opener on Monday. The 28-year-old participated in a full training session on Wednesday for the first time since turning out for Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal final in May after being sidelined by a

World Cup preview: Germany

Football411's FAGBURE FUNSHO brings you a breakdown of the 32 teams at the World Cup, with the focus here on Germany. Having won their third World Cup trophy in 1990, Germany have come oh so close to clinching a fourth in the editions that have followed. The closest they came was

Germany select Arsenal trio

Arsenal trio Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil have been selected in Germany's provisional 30-man World Cup squad by Joachim Low. And they are joined in the training party by Chelsea midfielder Andre Schurrle, the only other player from the Barclays Premier League. Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has also been

England vs Germany – Teams list

With a national derby as steep in history as any other about to kick off in Wembley stadium, find below the team list for both contesting teams. England: Joe Hart; Kyle Walker, Chris Smalling, Phil Jagielka, Ashley Cole; Steven Gerrard, Tom Cleverley; Andros Townsend, Wayne Rooney, Lallana; Daniel Sturridge Germany: Weidenfeller;

Joachim Low unperturbed about derby game

Germany boss, Joachim Low claims he would rather concentrate on his upcoming friendly contest against England than getting goose bumps over the much talked about Bundesliga clash with powerhouses, Borrusia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. The 53-year old who has loads of respect for the English believes the three lions remain one

Hodgson talks up strikeforce

Roy Hodgson believes England's forward partnership of Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge will strike fear into Germany's defence. The manager is eager to see the duo prosper again tomorrow night after encouraging signs in World Cup qualifying and has picked both to start in a much changed team from the one

Rooney: Nice to beat Germany

England striker Wayne Rooney believes a victory over old foes Germany in Tuesday's friendly international at Wembley would be particularly sweet. England and Germany will be meeting for the first time since the 2010 World Cup, with Roy Hodgson's men bidding to avenge that 4-1 last-16 defeat in Bloemfontein and bounce

Jones ruled out of Germany friendly

England defender Phil Jones has been ruled out of his side's friendly game at home to Germany on Tuesday with a thigh problem, the Football Association confirmed on Saturday. Manager Roy Hodgson revealed that Jones had sustained the injury after England's 2-0 loss to Chile on Friday and he has now