The Confederations Cup 2017. Germany – preview and prediction

16 June 2017

German goes to the Confederations Cup as the current World Champion. Germany became the prize-winner of this tournament only once, having won bronze in 2005. Gambling&Sports continues to prepare for the Confederations Cup with the preview of German national team and the prediction.

The Confederations Cup 2017. Germany

Achievements

FIFA ranking: 3

Only pentachampions from Brazil have become World Champions more often than Germans. Germany won the World Championship four times (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014) and became the Champion of Europe three times (1972, 1980, 1996). Twice Bundesteam took part in the Confederations Cups but it wasn’t able to get higher than the third place in 2005.

The most expensive football player (according to Transfermarkt) is Julian Draxler (PSG, France – €35 million)

Yes, Joachim Löw has decided to take to Russia the second national team, but even its cheapest player costs €4 million according to main transfer resource. Sixteen (!) football players from the current squad are estimated from 10 million and even higher. The most expensive is the winger of PSG Julian Draxler who was bought this winter by PSG from Wolfsburg for 40 million.

Draxler is perfect, fast, energetic, he can play with both legs, and is more often used on a position of the left winger, but doesn’t lose in quality while playing on the opposite wing or as the second forward. And we don’t even mention his kick!


Head coach: Joachim Löw

Also he is rather odd, it is necessary to mention the professional qualities of the 57-year-old coach. Löw is one of those few coaches who can cope successfully both with recognized stars, and with talented youth. He can find an adequate approach to all his players and this makes possible to get everything he wants from the football players.

Löw is the head coach of the national team of Germany for eleven years already. And in this period he has led Bundesteam to the victory in the World Cup (2014), one time he has won bronze medals of the World Championship (2010) and in 2008 he has reached the final of the Europe Championship and has won European bronze two times (2012, 2016).


The most popular scheme of the coach – 4-2-3-1 and he has changed it only several times. For example – two times last year during the matches against Italy. In March during the friendly match Germany having adapted to "Skuadra Adzurra", has played three central defenders and destroyed the rival with the 4:1, and several months later in the European Championship, having simulated the Italian scheme, won in penalty series.

It is unlikely that in Russia Löw will make experiments with schemes. Now he has team consisting mainly of the young players who didn’t play with each very often. For them the scheme 4-2-3-1 is much more common and that is why it should be effective.

Captain:?

Germany is the only participant of the Confederations Cup that still has no captain. The reason is simple: these football players didn’t play together before. Germany has 3 candidates: Julian Draxler, who has played the largest number of matches (28), Emre Can who became one of the leaders of Liverpool and Shkodran Mustafi whose leadership skills are more noticeable in Arsenal.

How did Germany get into the Confederations Cup 2017?

Germany goes to Russia as the current World Champion. In Brazil Germany won its group, having destroyed Portugal (4:0), having won over the USA (1:0) and tied the game with Ghana (2:2), and then have one by one passed on playoffs stage Algeria (2:1 aet), France (1:0), Brazil (7:1) and Argentina (1:0 aet).


The best goal scorers were Thomas Müller and Andre Shuler who had scored both 7 goals. But nevertheless they both won’t play in the Confederations Cup.

Perfect squad: (4-2-3-1)

Leno (Bayer)

Rüdiger (Roma, Italy) – Mustafi (Arsenal, England) – Süle (Hoffenheim) – Hector (Köln)

Kimmich (Bayern) – Can (Liverpool, England)

Draxler (PSG, France) – Goretzka (Schalke) – Brandt (Bayer)

Werner (RB Leipzig)

CC 2017 matches

19th of June – Australia – Germany

22nd of June – Germany – Chile

25th of June – Germany – Cameroon

Coefficient for winning at CC 2017

3.25

What can we expect?

The team that Löw had gathered to participate in the Confederations Cup doesn’t seem to be the machine. It has young, fast, technical players who are aimed at attacking football. It is difficult to imagine this national team playing in a pragmatic, prudent, power manner. It seems that Germany will become the most fascinating and, perhaps, the most resultative team of this tournament.

Yes, we will see discordance, first of all at defense, but as for the attacking actions, there are no great fears. Look at wings: Draxler and Brandt, Rüdiger and Hector are capable to create problems to any rival. It is possible to wait for surprises from a triangle in the center – Kimmich and Goretzka are always eager to attack, Can does it rarely, but right on target! And we don’t even mention Timo Werner -his 21 st goal for "RB Leipzig" has brought the second line and for the first time has won the berth to the Champions League.

Prediction - getting into the final

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