Before they were famous
Ten years ago this June, the world was introduced to one of Germany's brightest new talents: Bastian Schweinsteiger (r,). Named in the senior side for EURO 2004, Schweinsteiger emerged as one of the
Going into the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a decade on from his first national team appearance, Germany's hopes of glory are resting very much on
This Germany No10 was only 15 when this shot was taken of him representing his country against Switzerland in 2007. Any ideas?
He hasn't changed much - it's FC Bayern's Mario Götze.
This Belgian defender (l.) was already towering above defenders 12 years ago at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea/Japan...
...of course it's FC Bayern's Daniel van Buyten, who is preparing himself for another World Cup with
Don't let the tufts of hair confuse you about who this
...it's yet another FC Bayern star, Dutch destroyer Arjen Robben, who will be terrorising defenders in Brazil this summer
The shaved head is not the only potentially misleading aspect of this photograph, taken in 2005...
...the hair is there, but FC Schalke 04's Kevin-Prince Boateng will be representing Ghana, not Germany, at this summer's World Cup
These two Swiss internationals were both vying for the ball on opposite sides eight years ago...
...and they are both now together in the Bundesliga with SC Freiburg and Eintracht Frankfurt - it's Gelson Fernandes (r.) and Tranquillo Barnetta (l.)
Six years ago, the boyish looks of this Colombian international were not familiar to many outside of South America...
Adrian Ramos is now an internationally recognised thoroughbred though, especially after his goalscoring exploits for Hertha Berlin that helped secure him a move to Bundesliga behemoths Borussia Dortmund. The 28-year-old is set to play a leading role for a Colombia side many are tipping to be dark horses in Brazil
In 2005, this German prospect was only 15 and on the books at Hansa Rostock...
...nine years later, FC Bayern's Toni Kroos is instantly recognisable wherever he goes, and he is likely to be a pillar of the Germany side in Brazil