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One of the favourites going into Russia 2018, Germany are almost as formidable as they were in 2014. So much so that they could afford to omit Leroy Sane, one of the players of the Premier League season, from their stacked squad. The spine of the side is largely the same but there are a few notable absentees. Or retirees, rather.

Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Miroslav Klose will be remembered as three of the best players to ever play for Germany. They were key players in the 2014 triumph and have since hung up their international boots. But the greatest strength of Joachim Loew’s Germany side is how well they work as a unit. One player missing from the 2014 success was Marco Reus, the injury-plagued forward who could be their standout player in Russia.


Germany have taken their foot off the gas in the build-up to their title defence. Winning just one of their four friendlies this year, there’s also the matter of fan ire directed towards Ilkay Gundogan. The Man City midfielder’s every touch against Saudi Arabia was booed by Germany fans angry about an ill-advised political photo opportunity with Turkey president Erdogan.

2018 has been a mixed bag for Mexico, winning three of their six friendlies. Only one of those wins came against World Cup opposition, Iceland. The two defeats they suffered in that period were to Denmark and Croatia, both of whom will be playing in Russia. Juan Carlos Osorio likes to experiment with his line-up so it’s hard to know how relevant these results are.

Team news

Mesut Ozil is said to be carrying a ‘minor knee injury’ but should be fit for the match against Mexico.Diego Reyes had to be replaced by Erick Gutierrez after suffering a hamstring injury. It’s a huge blow to lose the elegant defender.

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