The road to the 2014 World Cup continues on Friday with a number of important European zone qualifiers that see former champions Germany, Italy and Spain all facing difficult assignments overseas.
Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger warms up during a traning session in Dublin on October 11, the eve of their 2014 World Cup qualifier against Ireland. It will be Germany's first meeting against Ireland since a 0-0 draw in 2007 during qualifying for Euro 2008.
Germany coach Joachim Loew takes his three-time champions to Dublin for their first meeting against Ireland since a 0-0 draw in 2007 during qualifying for Euro 2008.
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