It was originally Michael Ballack, but because of his ankle injury that has ruled him out of what many think to be his final chance to lift the World Cup, Philipp Lahm will lead the highly Injured German team.
The German national football team (German: Die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft) is the football team representing the country of Germany in international competition since 1908. Hope this helps. <><
The current captain of the Japanese national football team is Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, who has played for the national team since 1997, and who currently plays his club football for J-League side JÃºbilo Iwata.