Germany is all set to begin their pre-World Cup training campaign in Italy before they face Portugal on their opening group G match on June 16. Head coach Joachim Loew and his 27-man squad have reached a five-star hotel in the idyllic south Tyrolean resort of St Leonhard where they will train for the next ten days.
Arsenal trio, Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil are a part of that 27-men squad and would be a vital cog in the German machine.
Mesut Ozil posted the below snap with the message: just arrived in South Tyrol. only 26 days to go until the kickoff against Portugal. the countdown begins!#RoadToBrazil #WM2014 on his official facebook page yesterday.