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Germany v Netherlands definitely on

World champions Germany will contest their friendly international against the Netherlands in Hannover on Tuesday as planned, the German FA (DFB) confirmed on Sunday afternoon following talks between the association’s interim management and the coaching staff headed by Joachim Löw. In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, cancelling the final international fixture of 2015 was at least considered an option, but instead the Germany squad will now reconvene on Monday. Bayern’s only remaining representative is Thomas Müller, as Manuel Neuer and Jérôme Boateng are rested. Netherlands captain Arjen Robben has also been excused squad duty.

Minute’s silence in the Bundesliga

German professional football will come to a standstill for a minute’s silence at all next weekend’s matches in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks. Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 players will also wear black armbands, the German Football League (DFL) announced on Sunday. Three of the seven separate terrorist incidents on Friday took place in the vicinity of the Stade de France, where Germany were playing France. Bayern’s next match is away to Schalke at 18:30 CET on Saturday.

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