German  coach Joachim Löw during the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against Ireland in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Ina Fassbender / Reuters
German player ratings

Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) 6/10 Until the last kick, only had one moment where his heart rate would have crept up at all – stretching time to(...)

John O’Shea (centre) of Ireland celebrates after scoring  the late equaliser against world champions Germany in   at Arena Auf Schalke in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Fredrik Von Erichsen / EPA

Germany 1 Republic of Ireland 1It seemed too much to ask for that Ireland might come to Germany’s old mining capital and somehow dig out a result but (...)

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 team manager Oliver Bierhoff believes  the goalscoring form of players like Thomas Mueller can offset the lack of strikers in the squad for the game against the Republic of Ireland. Photograph:   Michael Dalder/Reuters

Team manager Oliver Bierhoff expects Germany to qualify for the World Cup with a victory over the Republic of Ireland in Cologne this Friday despite a(...)

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(...)

 Germany coach Joachim Löw

Germany’s Mario Gomez and Miroslav Klose are the first choice strikers as the team enters its final stretch to next year’s World Cup in Brazil, coach (...)