BBC Sport - World Cup 2014: Germany amongst favourites to win - Bierhoff
Germany amongst favourites - Bierhoff
- From the section 2014 Fifa World Cup
Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff says "it will be difficult" but they are up their "amongst the favourites" to lift the World Cup.
The German team touched down in Brazil on Sunday without Bourussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus, who has suffered an ankle injury.
Bierhoff says it will be a difficult tournament without Reus, but they have other attacking options.