Munich - Off the Ball,'s weekday feature, casts an eye over some of the offbeat and occasionally controversial tales to have emerged from Germany's top-flight.

Today, we hear that the Dortmund plan to be first in the future, enjoy the coming together of three Brazilian Bundesliga friends and the possibility to see some of Germany's finest winning a million euros.

During this week's international break, Brazil take on South Africa in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening (17:00 CET/16.00 GMT) and the Bundesliga’s Selecao contingent will renew pleasantries with a familiar face in Bayern defender . The 28-year-old has made just one previous appearance for his country back in 2008 but can reckon on more playing time against the Bafana Bafana, and he has club-mate , as well as former Bayern man player with him for moral support. The Wolves are also set to host Bayern this Saturday, but Gustavo will miss out with through suspension after he picked up his fifth yellow card.

FC Bayern München won the Bundesliga with a 25-point lead over Borussia Dortmund last season and this term is looking like it could be a similar story, with die Rekordmeister already 20 points clear. Dortmund CEO Han-Joachim Watzke doesn’t plan on this becoming a trend, however. "We need to stand up to Bayern and show more of a fight,” said the 54-year-old told Sport BILD. “I have a lot of respect for them, but that doesn’t mean that we - and the other clubs in the Bundesliga - should just wave the white flag when we play them.”

Ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the German national team have been brainstorming ideas for a charitable cause, and newspaper Kölner Express may have put forward the most interesting suggestion to organise a special edition of the TV game show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’. Can you imagine the likes of the Bundesliga's , or , (all currently on international duty) trying to win the 1,000,000 mllion Euros? Why ever not?! Bayern’s Manuel Neuer went on the show some years ago and answered all but the final question correctly, winning 500,000 Euros!

Sebastian Mühlhaus