Germany coach Joachim Low: says he is expecting a very intense game against Martin O’Neill’s Irish side in Gelsenkirchen. Photo:  Greg Fiume/Getty Images

World champions Germany will be without new captain Bastian Schweinsteiger as well as key midfielders Sami Khedira and Marco Reus for their upcoming(...)

Germany have handed a first call-up to Bayer Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi (right) for the friendly against Poland and the Euro 2016 qualifier at home to the Republic of Ireland. Photograph:  Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Bayer Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi capped a superb start to the Bundesliga season with a Germany call-up on Thursday for this month’s European(...)

Germany coach Joachim Low talks to  Marco Reus during a training session earlier this week. Photo:
Ina Fassbender/Reuters

World Cup winners Germany will need to bide their time against Scotland on Sunday as they kick off their Euro 2016 qualifiers with their rivals undefe(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Group D opponents Germany have called up forward Sidney Sam to add more punch to their attack against Scotland on Sunday aft(...)

Stefan Kiessling of Bayer Leverkusen was left out of the Germany  squad. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayer Leverkusen forward Stefan Kiessling appears to be taking the latest snub by Germany coach Joachim Löw in his stride. The striker, who has been l(...)

Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez  has been left out of Germany’s extended 30-man World Cup squad. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Germany coach Joachim Low has named a preliminary squad of 30 players for the World Cup, with Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez the biggest name to miss(...)

Thomas Hitzlsperger  has become one of the few high profile sportsmen, and the first well-known German footballer, to publicly reveal that he is gay. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters.

Retired German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger, dubbed Der Hammer, has earned widespread praise after becoming Germany’s first professional footballer (...)

Max Kruse  is the only striker named in the Germany squad

Four days after Noel King opted to bring several of Ireland’s international exiles back in from the cold, Joachim Löw may have further alienated Stef(...)

Bayer Leverkusen’s Stefan Kiessling in action against Manchester United’s Chris Smalling during their recent Champions League  match at Old Trafford. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Out-of-favour forward Stefan Kiessling could earn a surprise recall to the Germany squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the Republic o(...)

Stevan Jovetic of Montenegro (left) has agreed to leave Fiorentina for Manchester City.  Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Fiorentina have reached an agreement to sell the Montenegrin forward Stevan Jovetic to Manchester City, the Serie A club have confirmedThe 23-year-old(...)