The Confederations Cup 2017. Germany – preview and prediction

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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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