Germany will go on their brief US tour at the end of the month without any of the big names from Bayern Munich and Dortmund.
Former Germany and Schalke defender Christoph Metzelder announced his retirement following an injury-plagued 13 year-career.
Champions Bayern Munich lifted their 22nd Bundesliga trophy on Saturday after a comfortable 3-0 over Augsburg.
Schalke 04 have decided to stick with coach Jens Keller and agreed to a new deal until 2015, the Bundesliga club said on Saturday.
Borussia Moenchengladbach have extended the contract of gifted 22-year-old winger Patrick Herrmann by one year to 2016 to hang on to a key player for next
Freiburg kept their European hopes alive by beating relegation-threatened Augsburg 2-0 in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
A late goal from Julian Draxler gave Schalke 04 a 1-0 win at Bundesliga rivals Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund meet this Saturday in the Bundesliga but both will have an eye on May 25 already.
Full table German Bundesliga
Goals for : 58 (1.71 /match)
Goals against : 50 (1.47 /match)
Goals distance : 8
Leading scorers :
Goal breakdown :
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