Germany was dominant during World Cup qualifying. The UEFA powerhouse didn't drop a single match in Group C. The Mannschaft won nine and drew the other while posting a plus-26 goal differential to claim the top spot and a direct ticket to Brazil next summer.
When you pair those outstanding results with a squad that should only continue to improve as the World Cup moves closer, it's clear Germany will enter the tournament as one of the top contenders. A championship is certainly within reach.
The Mannschaft roster will come together in the coming months. Based on the qualifying squads from throughout the process, head coach Joachim Loew will do his best to find the right mix of veteran leaders with key international experience and rising stars who can provide a spark.
With that in mind, let's examine some of the latest buzz involving the German squad and make a projection for what the starting lineup will look like in Brazil. Keep checking back for updates on news surrounding the roster.