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Lahm, Schweinsteiger and Neuer back at HQ

While Germany coach Joachim Löw has given his squad a few days off before the final run-in to the World Cup, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Manuel Neuer are continuing to train. The three Germany internationals completed individual 60-minute sessions at the FCB Säbener Strasse training ground on Tuesday under the eagle eyes of DFB fitness coaches Darcy Norman and Shad Forsythe. The Germany World Cup squad will reconvene in Mainz on Thursday ahead of Friday's friendly against Armenia. The squad will set off for Brazil the following day.

FCB also Fair Play champions

After winning the cup and league double, FC Bayern have now clocked up another success. As in the previous campaign, the double winners were the fairest team in the Bundesliga in 2013/14 ahead of Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach. The rankings produced by the German Football League (DFL) are based on the following criteria: yellow cards, red cards, respect for the opposition and match officials, the behaviour of a team's staff and fans as well as the quality of football.

Quote of the day

“Anybody who watches football with me will only hear one commentator: Thomas Müller.“
(Müller on his televisual habits in an interview with Playboy)