Joachim Löw faces one of the most daunting team selections in world football this summer thanks to a huge array of talent in his final 23-man squad. Aside from the household names such as Schweinsteiger, Klose and Muller; it also has a few of the most talented young players in the game.
Löw will be hoping it's fourth time lucky after coming close in his three previous major tournaments as the German manager.
In 2008, he watched as his team became unstuck against Spain in the final. In 2010, he had to be content with the bronze medal after losing to the eventual champions, Spain, in the semi-final. And in 2012, it was a semi-final knock out once again, this time at the hands of Italy.
In the build-up to his fourth major tournament, the German boss has a lot of tough decisions to make with regards to who should start Germany's first World Cup match against Portugal on the 16th June.
However, during a recent presser it was Chelsea attacker Andre Schurrle on the mind of Joachim Löw as he lauded his development during his debut season in England.
'England has done very, very well for him.' said Löw. 'He has improved, especially physically. He makes incredibly good attacking runs.'
The comments will give Schurrle a huge boost of confidence with regards to being on the pitch when Germany take on Portugal on the 16th, but what does it mean for Lukas Podolski?
The experienced Arsenal attacker is by all accounts a German hero already despite only being 28. He has 112-caps for his country, only three less than Beckham has for England, and he has scored a staggering 46 goals.
He has often been the first name on the team sheet for his country, but will that count for anything this summer?
Both players have enjoyed good seasons, and both are in good form. But, will whether it will be Podolski or Schurrle who gets the nod in 22-days time remains to be seen.