Germany will be playing for pride, when they face off against Netherlands in their final UEFA Nations League Group A1 tie on Monday night.
Germany face off against fellow European nation Russia in a high-profile friendly encounter at the Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, on Thursday night.
World Champions Germany have been ousted in the semifinal stage of the 2016 European Championships after suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of hosts France, as Antoine Griezmann stole the show at the Stade Velodrome, in Marseille, on Thursday.
World champions Germany enter their Euro campaign off the back of a largely unimpressive run of form and amidst whispers of a squad considered weak in striking and defensive areas. They will be looking to change the narrative against an obdurate Ukranian side set up to play on the counterattack through two dangerous wingers.
In the macho world of international football, world champions Germany have taken a more spiritual approach and will again employ a yoga teacher, whose pupils include Madonna and Sting, to help prepare for Euro 2016.
TheHardTackle analyses how Germany fared in the recent International break - from a tactical change to the emergence of Andre Schürrle and Mario Götze.
Guest Author Nicholas Godden takes a long hard look at the shambles England's national football team is in, and spots the culprit - England's very own Football Association.
Analysis of how Bundesliga rose from the lows to surpass Serie A in UEFA's coefficient ranking system.
An article on how football helped minorities integrate with the German culture.
TheHardTackle's guest author Niklas Wildhagen looks at what's going on with German giants Werder Bremen.