Germany gear up to defend their crown as they start their 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification campaign away to Norway.
Manchester United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger is still optimistic about playing for Jose Mourinho's side this season.
On Wednesday, German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger played his final game for Die Mannschaft against Finland.
Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry is reportedly attracting the interest of a trio of Bundesliga clubs after a strong showing at the Rio Olympics.
Neymar scored a scintillating free-kick in regulation time and also hit the winning penalty as Brazil beat Germany for the Olympic gold medal.
Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties to win their first ever Olympic gold medal in football. Captain Neymar played the chief protagonist, scoring their one goal in normal time and shooting in the decisive penalty.
Barcelona superstar gave Brazil the lead in the Olympics final with an amazing free-kick from over 25 yards that swerved past the keeper into the top-left corner.
Brazil aim to vanquish the ghosts of 2014 World Cup semi-finals while Germany prepare for another assault on the hosts as both the nations vie for gold at Rio.
German striker Lukas Podolski announced his retirement from international football on Monday.
Global football icon Lionel Messi is set to return to international football despite announcing his retirement after the summer's Copa America tournament.