Bayern Munich legend Miroslav Klose says preseason tours to Asia are more than a promotional exercise, and can be a stepping stone to league success.
Albania have kept faith with Italian coaching methods by appointing former Milan and Roma defender Christian Panucci as Gianni De Biasi's successor.
Germany coach Joachim Low has handed fresh hope to the players such as Marco Reus, Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan.
Oliver Bierhoff says Germany cannot "just sit back" after their recent successes, telling Die Welt that other nations are "at least catching up."
Oliver Bierhoff has praised Germany's depth following victories in the finals of the Confederations Cup and the European Under-21 Championship.
RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner has told kicker he has become used to getting whistled and booed by supporters in Germany.