Germany take Tube to training ahead of England game

Commuters travelling on the Tube yesterday were joined by the stars of the German national team.

Led by manager Joachim Lowe, the entire squad including Per Mertesacker, Mats Hummels and Andre Schurlle took the London Underground to Wembley for training as they prepared for tonight's friendly against England.

Marcel Schmelzer (left), with Per Mertesacker, Rene Adler and Mats Hummels (right) Credit: DFB

The German football association (DFB) claimed this was the first time the "A-Team" had used the "subway".

A fan takes a picture of some of the stars including Roman Weidenfeller and Jerome Boateng. Credit: DFB

The DFB said the journey was not a publicity stunt, but a way of escaping the congested streets of the capital.

Germany manager Joachim Lowe pictured with his assistant. Credit: DFB

Germany and England are set to face each other tonight at Wembley as both Roy Hodgson and Joachim Lowe begin to assess their respective squads ahead of the World Cup in Brazil next year.

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