Thiago Alcântara Do Nascimiento
Bayern Munich's latest Bundesliga title defence could be in jeopardy if their stars cannot recover from miserable World Cup campaigns.
Rafinha's own future may be uncertain but the midfielder would be delighted if his brother Thiago returned to Barcelona from Bayern Munich.
Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid may have been linked with Thiago Alcantara, but Bayern Munich want him to stay.
David de Gea was criticised for his performances in Spain's World Cup group matches but Thiago Alcantara defended the goalkeeper.
Fernando Hierro admits Spain was lucky to top Group B and they need to improve defensively in the knockout rounds.
Despite renewing his contract at Bayern Munich last year, Thiago Alcantara has admitted his future at the club is "very complicated".
Heiko Herrlich's Bayer Leverkusen were no match for Thomas Muller and Bayern Munich, who cruised into the DFB-Pokal final in style.
Argentina's Lionel Messi is hoping to be fit to play against Spain, leaving David de Gea and Thiago Alcantara preparing to try and stop him.
Bayern Munich will only be without Thiago Alcantara for a short spell after he stretched tendons in the sole of his left foot on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has indicated he does not think an injury sustained by Thiago Alcantara against Besiktas is serious.