|Born||04/04/1987 - Stuttgart|
|Honours||Bundesliga : 2007 (VfB Stuttgart); Copa del Rey : 2011 (Real Madrid); Liga : 2012 (Real Madrid); Spanish Supercopa : 2012 (Real Madrid); U-21 Euro : 2009 (Germany U-21)|
|Clubs||Germany U-21, Germany, Real Madrid, VfB Stuttgart|
Germany will be determined to counter their growing reputation for heroic failure - a trait at odds with their trophy-filled past.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti played down the injury-enforced substitution of Cristiano Ronaldo during Saturday's 5-0 win over Almeria at the Estadio de los