The 2014 champions will be looking to repeat that success in Russia, and they have the squad to do it.
Joachim Low saw his Germany team comfortably overcome Azerbaijan at the weekend, but the lack of home-grown goalscorers being produced is a worry.
In his 11th year in charge of the Germany team, Joachim Low appears to have perfected an appealing blend of flair and fluidity.
Unbeaten for 15 years in World Cup qualifiers, Germany showed their pedigree with a comfortable 3-0 win over Norway.
Euro 2016 was a disappointing tournament for Thomas Muller, and no one knows that more than the striker himself.
Nick Bidwell on the curious case of Germany's lost goalscorers.
Manuel Neuer is ready to captain side should Schweinsteiger miss opener
Joachimn Low plays it safe by including veterans Schweinsteiger and Podolski, while the unlucky Reus misses out again through injury. .
Defensive issues remain a concern for Germany coach Joachim Low.
Berlin's Olympiastadion plays host to Germany's friendly match with England on Saturday.