Bastian Schweinsteiger back in training with Bayern Munich
Bastian Schweinsteiger back in training with Bayern Munich

Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger, who hasn`t played since the World Cup final, has returned to training with his Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, the league leaders announced on Saturday.

Wasteful Germany bemoan mental lapse for more lost points
Wasteful Germany bemoan mental lapse for more lost points

Germany only had themselves to blame for a late mental lapse that led to Ireland`s stoppage-time equaliser on Tuesday with coach Joachim Loew frustrated by a "naive" end to a match they had dominated.

Euro 2016 qualifiers: Germany's Christoph Kramer ruled out of Ireland game, says Joachim Loew
Euro 2016 qualifiers: Germany's Christoph Kramer ruled out of Ireland game, says Joachim Loew

Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer has been ruled out of the World Cup winners` Euro 2016 qualifier against Ireland in Gelsenkirchen with a stomach virus, coach Joachim Loew said on Monday.

Germany's Mesut Ozil out for up to three months
Germany's Mesut Ozil out for up to three months

Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil has been ruled out for up to three months after he was diagnosed with a partial tear of a knee ligament, the German football association said on Wednesday.

Guardiola cautious about Schweinsteiger, Ribery return
Guardiola cautious about Schweinsteiger, Ribery return

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said Friday he would not be rushing Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery back from injury.

Franck Ribery unsure on lay-off length
Franck Ribery unsure on lay-off length

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery is increasingly frustrated by his troublesome left knee injury, which will keep the Frenchman out indefinitely.

Bayern Munich frontline needs improvement despite win over Manchester City
Bayern Munich frontline needs improvement despite win over Manchester City

Bayern Munich`s last-minute victory over Manchester City may have left fans delighted with a winning Champions League Group E start but highlighted their need to improve their finishing after missing a string of clear chances.

Bastian Schweinsteiger named Germany captain
Bastian Schweinsteiger named Germany captain

Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was named captain of the national team on Tuesday, succeeding Bayern Munich team mate Philipp Lahm, who retired from international football following their World Cup victory in Brazil in July.

Bayern to miss Schweinsteiger`s services for `several weeks`

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Tuesday that German World Cup-winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be out for "several weeks" with a knee problem, according to SID, an AFP subsidiary.

Holders Bayern claim Cup win, Hoffenheim hit nine

Bayern Munich began their defence of the German Cup with a comfortable 4-1 first-round win away to third-tier side Preussen Munster on Sunday.

Bastian Schweinsteiger apologises for Dortmund slur

Germany`s World Cup-winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger apologised on Monday after footage emerged of the Bayern Munich star making derogatory comments about Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Schweinsteiger favourite to become new Germany captain

German midfield general Bastian Schweinsteiger is favourite to become the World Cup winners` captain after the surprise international retirement of Philipp Lahm.

`We are all world champions,` German coach Loew tells fans

Germany coach Joachim Loew told hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans in Berlin Tuesday celebrating his team`s World Cup victory that they shared the title with his players.

Schweinsteiger backs `trophy hungry` Germany to win Euro 2016

German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has backed his side to dominate for years to come and said that the World Cup victory has given them the hunger to win more trophies, starting with the Euro 2016 Championship.

Fans helped carry Germany to title - Schweinsteiger

Bloodied and bruised, Bastian Schweinsteiger paid tribute to Germany`s fans after a historic victory saw the country become the first Europeans to win the World Cup in the Americas.

Flexibility - Germany`s mantra for FIFA World Cup success

FIFA World Cups usually carry a message to the outside world affecting the future of football around the globe. The German one is -- Be extremely flexible and never give up.

Neymar injury could help Brazil, Schweinsteiger

Germany are disappointed as Brazil`s star Neymar is ruled out of Tuesday`s World Cup semi-final and midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger said his injury could yet galvanise the Selecao.

Germany wary of Brazil desire to win for Neymar

Germany`s Bastian Schweinsteiger said the absence of Neymar will provide Brazil with extra motivation in their World Cup semifinal here Tuesday.

Brazil may excel without Neymar, says Schweinsteiger

Germany`s Bastian Schweinsteiger said on Sunday he was saddened Brazil`s Neymar will not feature in their semi-final but believed the hosts may play above themselves with the whole nation behind them.

FIFA World Cup: Five reasons why France can send Germany packing

But in today’s encounter, one of the favourites to win the FIFA trophy this time, Germany might have to go back home. At least few factors and statistics suggest this.