World champions Germany are set to face Australia next March and the United States next June in friendly internationals, team manager Oliver Bierhoff revealed on Tuesday.
Germany and Argentina were plotting for the the World Cup final Friday as Brazil prepared for an unwanted third place play-off with the Netherlands.
Germany may be missing more than half a dozen key players through injuries, including their top strikers, but anything other than automatic World Cup qualification with a win over Ireland on Friday will be a disappointment, officials said.
Oliver Bierhoff believes the Bundesliga is now the best division in Europe following Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund`s efforts on the continent.
Oliver Bierhoff believes it is "almost impossible" for Germany to win World Cup 2014 because European teams are at a disadvantage when playing in South America.
Oliver Bierhoff has stressed that a Euro 2012 final between Germany and Spain is by no means a certainty as he feels teams such as France and Netherlands are serious contenders for the trophy as well.
Germany must entertain their fans with more exciting performances in friendly matches if they are to fill stadiums to capacity, team manager Oliver Bierhoff said on Tuesday.
Day in Pics: 27th November
Showbiz World - November 27, 2014