Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
On the 17th of June on Saturday the match Russia-New Zealand in St. Petersburg will open another Confederations Cup. We remind you that traditionally, this tournament begins a year before the World Cup in the country hosting this tournament. That is a so called final test before the World Cup but with a less number of participants.
Three best teams of the Russian tournament according to the experts are the current champions of the World, champions of Europe and South America – the national teams of Germany, Portugal and Chile.
And now we present you the schedule of Bundesteam for the forthcoming Russian tournament:
Monday, 19th of June, 17:00 (GMT+1). Germany – Australia (Sochi);
Thursday, 22nd of June, 20:00 (GMT+1). Germany – Chile (Kazan);
Sunday, 25th of June, 17:00. Germany – Cameroon (Sochi).
As we see this group B except the World champions includes the national teams of Chile, Cameroon and Australia. And then according to the results two best teams will enter the semifinals.
Joachim Löw statement
A week prior to the beginning of the Confederations Cup on Saturday 10th of June Bundesteam that is leading the 3rd European group C will play calendar match of the 6 round of World Cup qualifiers. We doubt that this match really bothers Joachim Löw. As the rival is the national team of a small state San Marino. And this match will be held in Nurenberg.
Now by the words of the head coach of Bundesteam he is interested more in successful performance of the Germany in Russian Confederations Cup.
On Tuesday in Brøndby will be held the match between the football teams of Joachim Löw and Åge Hareide. Of course, the national team of Denmark that is one of the favorites of the group E is more interested in the match against the national team of Kazakhstan (the 10th of June). And that is why the match with such serious opponent will help the coach of the Norwegians to determine the level of readiness of his team for the game in Kazakhstan.
Denmark – 4.50, draw – 3.60, Germany – 1.80;
total over (2.5) - odds 1.83 Pinnacle