World Cup Russia 2018 – Germany National Soccer Team

Die Mannschaft

Alex Campean

Friday, February 9, 2018 4:28 PM GMT

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 4:28 PM GMT

Die Mannschaft are one of the most successful national teams in the soccer history being the 2nd European side with 4 World Cup titles. Can the reining World Champions make it back to back? 

Germany are huge favorites to become the 1st national squad to win back-to-back titles since Brazil in 1962 in most of the top rated sportsbooks. They are one of the 4 nations along with Brazil, Argentina and France to win all three most important FIFA trophies: World Cup, Confederations Cup and the Olympic tournament being the only European side to win the World Cup in the Americas. They finished the European qualifiers with 10 wins from 10 matches and scored a record of 43 goals in the process.

The Germans have always managed to form a solid team in every competition permanently 100% focused, full of energy and confidence, determined to win every game and fight for the trophy in each tournament. Germany’s Miroslav Klose is leading the World Cup top scorer chart with 16 goals netted in 4 WC tournaments. After ending his playing career, he joined Germany’s national team coaching staff and he will travel to Russia as an attacking coach for Die Mannschaft.

Key Players:

Germany have regularly produced players with incredible skills, technique and a strong mentality. They won the 2017 Confederation Cup using their B squad showing to the world that soccer is a religion in their country and their young guns are very talented and always capable of winning their spot in the A team, showing how deep and how strong the team is right now. Joachim Low’s boys are in great shape to defend their WC title, but their coach will have big headaches to choose his 23-players roster.

Low is building his side around the 2014 World Cup winners:

- Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer – He is still injured suffering a hairline fracture in his foot earlier this season but expected to recover till the end of march and be 100% fit for the World Cup.

- Bayern’s defender Mats Hummels - A natural born leader who loves soccer having amazing qualities, intelligent tackles and being rock-solid in the defense.

- Real Madrid’s midfielder Toni Kross – He is the new leader of this generation, the brain from the midfield always ready to deliver the best assists for his attacking mates.

- RB Leipzig’s striker Timo Werner – He is enjoying a remarkable season being in top shape in every match and we expect him to be Germany’s attacking firepower and 1st choice striker. He ended last season with 21 goals scored in the German Bundesliga (the highest German goalscorer in the top-flight league) helping his team to qualify for the Champions League.

Player to watch: Leroy Sane

Manchester City’s young star, who turned 22 in January is enjoying an amazing season with his new team. He is a gifted young player, brilliant in on-on-ones but surely, he can improve even more than that and be next Germany’s superstar. He has already won 9 caps for the national team and despite his injury he will definitely be fit for the World Cup.

Probably best starting XI:

Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Jonas Hector, Toni Kross, Sami Khedira, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Leroy Sane, Timo Werner.

World Cup Schedule

June 17th vs Mexico

June 23rd vs. Sweden

June 27th vs. South Korea

Betting Markets:

To win the tournament at +450 with Paddy Power

To reach the final at +250 with BetVictor

GROUP F Winners at -285 with William Hill

Germany should have enough to win their group stage matches and reach the finals. They were always a tournament team, a team to watch, a team to bet on.

Top pick: Germany to reach the final at +250 with William Hill.

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