Turkey are the only rivals bidding to host the European Championship in 2024, but Philipp Lahm believes Germany are the best bet for UEFA.
Two victories for Belgium in September saw them join France at the summit of the FIFA rankings - the first time top spot has been shared.
Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos' reaction to Mesut Ozil's Germany retirement has been questioned by the Arsenal star's agent.
Germany suffered a humbling group-stage exit at the 2018 World Cup, but Mario Gotze sees no reason to rip up the national team's methods.
Bayer Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich has attracted criticism already this season, and Bayern Munich's Niko Kovac thinks that is harsh.
Reports of a dispute between Unai Emery and Mesut Ozil have been rife, but the coach insists their relationship is just fine.
Leroy Sane's omission from Germany's ill-fated World Cup campaign was a major talking point but Thomas Muller feels he can be a key player.
Germany's first two games since their World Cup disappointment were "more positive than negative" according to midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.
Germany had to come from behind to beat Peru and head coach Joachim Low admitted "the balance is not yet 100 per cent".
Nico Schulz benefited from an error by Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese to grab a late winner for Germany on Sunday.