Joachim Low says his Germany side are almost ready for the start of the FIFA World Cup™ after the 3-1 defeat of Bosnia-Herzegovina last night.

Captain Philipp Lahm and vice-captain Bastian Schweinsteiger (with two penalties) were on target in the win which was more convincing than the actual result suggests.

And Low was particularly happy with his side's performance in the second half when they turned round a one-goal deficit into a two-goal victory, leaving Low with little room for improvement before his side faces Australia in their first group game on 13 June.

"We just need to do a little fine-tuning," he said on ARD television.

"We have a good team, high spirits and we can play a good tournament. There is a lot of potential and we have worked really well."

Germany were transformed in the second half when Thomas Muller and Cacau entered the field for Piotr Trochowski and the particularly disappointing Miroslav Klose.

We have a good team, high spirits and we can play a good tournament. There is a lot of potential and we have worked really well.

Joachim Low, Germany manager.

However, Low has refused to rule Klose out of a starting berth against the Socceroos, even though he scored just three times all last season and has looked short of form in recent weeks.

"Miro just needs match practice. We have 20 outfield players and every single one of them is important."

There was praise for Muller, though, who could oust Trochowski next week.

"There was a lot of good movement from him and he likes to get into the attack," said Low, whose side followed up their 3-0 win in Hungary last weekend with last night's victory in Frankfurt, leaving them all set for the tournament to commence.

"We want to start well against Australia because we have a tough group, but anything is possible."

Rookie defender Holger Badstuber also shone at full-back in place of Marcell Jansen and he too is an option for Low's first team selection after making his full international debut last night.

And the competition for places is certain to intensify over the coming days. Low has given his squad two days' off to spend with their families before Sunday's flight to South Africa when the preparations will begin in earnest.

"I am fighting to be part of the team and keep giving it my best," said Cacau. "We are all really looking forward to it. We are going to relax a little for two days, but then it will really kick off."