FIFPro, the worldwide players’ union, and FIFA today announced the 15 midfielders shortlisted for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013 as part of the final 55-player shortlist to be revealed on 9 December 2013.
Miroslav Klose will have a chance to claim Germany's scoring record in the friendlies against England and Italy after being named in a squad that is missing the injured Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Robin van Persie breaking a record, Karim Benzema ending a drought, Bastian Schweinsteiger joining the century club, and joy for Bosnia-Herzegovina and Ghana feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review.
Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger have addressed Germany's defensive weaknesses after conceding three against Sweden, while Andre Schurrle has focused on their attacking firepower.
Pep Guardiola has expressed his delight at Bayern Munich's display in a 4-0 win at Schalke, while Bastian Schweinsteiger and Jerome Boateng have also reflected on the game.