Bastian Schweinsteiger could still play a part for Germany in this summer’s European Championships despite being ruled out for the season at Manchester United. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA

Germany coach Joachim Löw hopes to have Bastian Schweinsteiger available for Euro 2016 even though the Manchester United midfielder could miss the res(...)

Germany’s Sami Khedira, Mesut Oezil, Lukas Podolski, Toni Kroos and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer react at the end of the friendly defeat to England at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Photograph: EPA

Sami Khedira lamented Germany’s “unnecessary, stupid defeat” to England, with team-mate Mario Gomez conceding it a was “somewhat inexcusable” result. (...)

England’s Eric Dier rises above the Germany defence to head home England’s winning goal during the friendly international at the   Olympiastadion in Berlin. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Germany 2 England 3 Eric Dier’s dramatic stoppage-time header earned England a stunning 3-2 comeback win over world champions Germany in Berlin. Har(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo  training ahead of his side’s quarter-final second leg against Atlético Madrid. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

The first man down was Gareth Bale, holding his calf. Next came Luka Modric, rubbing his knee. And yesterday morning it was confirmed that Karim Benz(...)

 Martin Odegaard, seen here at the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the  Vicente Calderon  on January 7th, has signed for Real from Stromsgodset in a deal worth around €3million for the 16-year-old Norwegian midfielder. Photograph: Dani Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid have struck a deal to sign Norway’s teenage sensation Martin Odegaard from Stromsgodset.The Spanish giants did not give details of financ(...)

Fernando Torres enjoyed his first ever Madrid derby win as Diego Simeone’s side won 2-0 in the first leg of the last 16 of the Copa Del Rey at the Vicente Calderon. (Photograph: REUTERS/Susana Vera)

He had to leave home and come back again seven and a half years later, but Fernando Torres has finally beaten Real Madrid as an Atlético player. He di(...)

 Robbie Keane  has scored against Germany in the past.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The Republic of Ireland head for Germany tomorrow having enjoyed success over their Euro 2016 rivals in the past. However, they have not done so fo(...)

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(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is bemused by criticism of transfer policy. Photograph:Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Louis van Gaal cut an angry figure in his Manchester United press conference on Friday and said he was bemused by the amount of criticism he had rece(...)