Joachim Low has decided to abstain from voting in the Ballon d'Or, the German Football Association (DFB) has announced
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England look set to stage a friendly against Germany next month as part of their preparations for the World Cup.
The Football Association (FA) has been planning for the build-up to the World Cup for some time and now they can make those plans public following the team's qualification.
Club England managing director Adrian Bevington confirmed that England expect to play Germany at Wembley on November 19, four days after another friendly, which will also take place at the national stadium.
– Club England managing director Adrian Bevington speaking to BBC and Al-Jazeera.
We are pretty well advanced (in negotiations for the November friendlies).
I expect to be in a position in the next 24 hours to confirm one of them. I don't think it is any great secret that we are expecting to play Germany in the second of the two games next month.
We are in talks with non-European opponents at the moment with regards to the first game which would be on Friday (November 15) or Saturday (November 16), that is still to be confirmed.
We had been looking to play Uruguay in the first game, but they are now in the play-offs so we are now speaking with other opponents.
Germany midfield general Bastian Schweinsteiger will win his 100th international cap when he starts against Sweden this evening. A century up and he's not yet 30. That's one impressive career in the making.
Joachim low is confident there is more to come from his Germany team after seeing them march into the World Cup finals in Brazil.
A 3-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland in Cologne ensured that the Germans will finish top of Group C with a game to spare, and they head for Sweden on Tuesday already looking ahead to their adventure next summer.
I look at previous campaigns, especially during Euro 2012. The team is more solid, more stable and more compact in defence.
I used this campaign to make my team more stable. It hinges around the opponent you play, they will have a major role in making games attractive or nice to watch for the spectators.
Of course we do have some things to tackle. Defensively, there is room for improvement. But the matches against Austria and today really came close to perfection.
Also: what a scarf that man ties. Impeccable.