The Biggest footballing Spectacle on this planet is back and now Its time for defending champions to initiate their tournament with a Germany vs Mexico clash to kick off their defense.
Germany start their title defence against a good looking Mexico Team at Lunzhinki Stadium on 17th June,Sunday ahead of what promises be a crunching battle of the F group. Low will be eager for his side to hit the ground running and it will be supported by their fine record against the El Tri.
The World Champions have won each of the last three meetings between the two sides. The other two teams in the group are Sweden and Korea who will face each other at Navgorod stadium on Monday.
After a series of clashes tonight featuring France,Australia, Argentina, Iceland, Denmark, Peru, Nigeria, Croatia bringing all the thrill, the spectacle, the fine nail biting entertainment and all that the biggest sporting event on the planet promises, its time to add up to the entertainment factor by introducing the World Champions with the Germany vs Mexico clash.
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 16, 2018
Die Manschaft’s 23 man squad is possibly the best in the tournament,having depth in every aspect of the squad. The exclusion of Leroy Sane from the final 23 is suggestive of how strong the defending champions are.
— Die Mannschaft (@DFB_Team) June 16, 2018
KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR :
One of the best midfielders in the world at the moment, The 28 year old player has blossomed at Real Madrid after leaving Bayern Munchen in 2014. He has won three consecutives Champions League titles with Galacticos. Playing mostly from the left, he will be a pivotal part of the German passing mechanism and all the attacking threat that the Holders will bring in Germany vs Mexico.
The Real Madrid maestro ensures that the team runs smoothly as ever with his distribution and creativity. Kroos will definitely hold the strings of German Midfield. Known for his intelligence in passing and clever distribution he will be playing in his third World Cup and will be looking to provide all the service and creativity that players like Muller or Werner need upfront to flourish.
When it comes to getting rid of defenders and efficiently scoring at big stages, Thomas Muller is one of the best forwards in Europe and master at this. The Bayern Munich forward provides the Germans a plethora of attacking opportunities and is known to be a big World Cup player with his incredible track record at the biggest stage in the planet.
During the Germany vs Mexico clash If Mexico decide to preoccupy their attention with the speed of Timo Werner, Muller will be looking to employ the best of his fox in the box tactics in order to emphatically spoil the night for the Mexicans. Having won the golden boot in 2010 World Cup, the German forward followed it by another 5 goals when they won the most prestigious tournament of football in 2014.
Despite claiming Germany’s recent form has been mixed, Kroos has been pleased with the attitude of the squad and this to say ahead of the Germany vs Mexico clash.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) June 16, 2018
“Although we did not do some good things against Saudi Arabia, I had the feeling that everyone wanted it. You cannot criticize the attitude – and that will be the same at the World Cup.
“We are aware that we still have to go a step further. But there is a lot of anticipation. We have often proved that we are there when it starts.”
Kroos said,talking about the recent run of Germany.
Germany lost to Austria and won by 2 goals to 1 against Saudi Arabia in their last two matches. Germany head coach tried employing different set of combinations in these matches and now after all roads leading to this will be looking forward to bringing out the best possible set up for his players ahead of Germany vs Mexico.
PREDICTED LINE UPS AHEAD OF GERMANY VS MEXICO:
Mexico is participating in their seventh consecutive World Cup finals but has never progressed past the Quarter Final stages. Although they have an excellent record in group stages and their squad is far from poor this world cup. Despite clearly possessing the quality to beat both the other sides in their group, an opening defeat to the No 1 ranked side in the world in the Germany vs Mexico clash might prove to be demoralizing
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 12, 2018
Having 31 international caps under the current head coach Juan Carlos Osorio, he is one of the regulars in a side which has known to rotate on a frequent basis. The FC Porto captain is held in high regards by Osorio because of his handouts in both defence and attack.
Herrera is the focal point for El Tri when it comes to attacking and serves as a link between the attack and defence of the team. He is known to take great long-distance shots which will come of good use and is praised for his outstanding passing abilities something which will indeed serve his country well in the Germany vs Mexico clash.
Mexico doesn't play until Sunday, but their fans in Russia are ready now! pic.twitter.com/Hh8FFHyf0Z
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 2018
Despite having a difficult season with West Ham,Chicharito is still the star man for the El Tri. He scored 39 goals in 76 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen for two seasons in Bundesliga. He is known to make darting runs behind the defence and has the undoubted natural ability to constantly threaten the German defense with his darting runs and astute presence in the box. He is Mexico’s all time leading goalscorer with 49 goals and will look to add to his tally in the Germany vs Mexico clash.
Mexico has won two of their last five matches, beating Iceland by 3 goals in March and defeating Scotland by 2 goals this month. They drew 0-0 with Wales and lost 1-0 to Crotia and 2-0 to Denmark and will look to avenge their confederations cup defeat with a victory in the Germany vs Mexico fixture.
PREDICTED LINE UPS AHEAD OF GERMANY VS MEXICO :
KEY STATS :
- Thomas Muller has 10 World Cup goals to his name, the most of any active player at this year’s World Cup.
- Germany have played Mexico 13 times, winning six, with six draws while losing just once.
- The most recent meeting between Germany and Mexico came last year at the Confederations Cup as Leon Goretzka netted twice during a 4-1 victory in the semi-final.
- The two teams have met once before at the World Cup, with Germany prevailing 2-1 at France ’98, as former coach Jurgen Klinsmann and current Germany Team Manager Oliver Bierhoff scored in Montpellier.
- Germany are unbeaten in their opening World Cup fixtures since a defeat to Algeria in 1982, while the last time Mexico lost their opening fixture was in 1994 against Norway.