Germany secured their place in Brazil with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Ireland in their World Cup Group C qualifying match.
Joachim Loew once again overlooked last season's Bundesliga top scorer Stefan Kiessling for their World Cup qualifiers.
Round-up: Borussia Dortmund hammered hapless 10-man Freiburg 5-0 and Bayern Munich scraped past VfL Wolfsburg 1-0.
Germany will kick off their international season with an almost full-strength squad for
Wednesday's friendly against Paraguay.
Germany will go on their brief US tour at the end of the month without any of the big names from Bayern Munich and Dortmund.
Round-up: Bayern Munich boosted their title hopes when Arjen Robben gave them a 1-0 win at Nuremburg in the Bundesliga.
Facts and figures ahead of Sunday's Bundesliga action, with Dortmund hosting Hannover.
Facts and figures ahead of the weekend's Bundesliga action, with Mario Gomez looking to end something of a drought.
Round-up: Hamburg continued their Bundesliga revival under new coach Thorsten Fink with a 2-0 home win over Nuremberg.
At one time the Bundesliga clash between Bayern Munich and Hamburg SV was one that captured the fans' imagination.
Mainz struck twice in the last eight minutes to claim a 4-2 win at Hamburg and move above Bayern Munich into fourth spot in the table.
Hamburg defenders Guy Demel and Marcell Jansen are doubtful for Saturday's match at home to Kaiserslautern.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz capped a superb start to the season with a Germany call-up.
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