GERMANY vs MEXICO 0-1
Germany is a wonderful Western European country with 83 million population, a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches.
This has turned out to be the Group of Death with the Germans on the lucky side of the draw. The defending champs should breeze through the group stages and qualify for the knockout stage.
They picked up 30 points from 10 matches in the qualifying stages and everyone expects them to get another 9 points from the 3 games in this group stage.
Mannschaft made many changes in the team since World Cup in Brazil in 2014, however, they always had many world class players and were invincible in qualifying with a impeccable record of 10 wins from 10 matches scoring 43 goals in total.
Some of the most experienced players have been replaced successfully by young and disciplined players.
One of the most representative player of Germany is keeper Manuel Neuer 32 year old of Bayern Munich, who lost big part of the league season with an injury, but is anticipated to play in the final tournament.
As alternative head coach Joachim Löw is covered with Marc-Andre ter Stegen 26 year old, keeper of Barcelona.
Then in attack there is experienced players as Thomas Muller 28 year old and Mario Gomez 32 year old. Moreover, the young talented Timo Werner (Red Bull Leipzig) scored 21 goals each in both of the last two seasons and had seven goals in 10 games for Germany last year.
Please see here the full 23-man squad of Germany
Mexico is a country with 123 million population between the U.S. and Central America that’s known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts and jungles.
Juan Carlos Osorio team are predicted to finish 2nd in this group but Sweden are going to be up for the challenge after they knocked the Italians out of the world cup during the play off stage.
They finished first in CONCACAF qualifying and hope to once again strike at the World Cup Russia with a very strong team.
Hirving Lozano 22 year old from PSV Eindhoven has good speed, impresive technique and can be very dangerous in attack.
On the other hand Carlos Vela 29 year old scored seven goals in his first 11 games for Los Angeles FC in Major League Soccer and he shows very good form.
Please see here the full 23-man squad of Mexico.