Bring on the Swedes
On Monday, the players trained at the Olympic Stadium in the capital, where they will be knuckling down to the task of earning another three points on the road to Brazil
Skipper Philipp Lahm (l.) is back following a one-match suspension, with FC Bayern clubmate Jerome Boateng (2.l.) set to make room for him at right back
Dortmund's Marco Reus is firmly in the frame for a starting berth in a wide attacking role against the Swedes...
...while Toni Kroos (m.), who came off the bench to score twice in the 6-1 rout of the Republic of Ireland, will likely step up to the mark if Sami Khedira fails to recover from a muscle injury. Miroslav Klose (r.) meanwhile...
Bastian Schweinsteiger, who captained Germany in Dublin, will relinquish the armband to Lahm, but the no. 7 was back to something approaching his dynamic best against the Irish
Reus (l.) sunk a couple of goals against the men in green, while the ever-reliable Klose (2.l.) chipped in with another
...just as he had done in Germany's previous outing, when they scraped a somewhat fortuitous 2-1 victory over Austria in Vienna
...while remaining fully alert to the mercurial talents of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the other end of the pitch. The striker saved Sweden's blushes with a 75th-minute winner against the Faroe Islands last time out