Germany vs Cameroon
League: FIFA Confederations Cup Group stage
Date: Sunday, 25th June 2017
Time: Kick off at 16:00
Venue: Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
Germany has a leg in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup. One point in the last group match against Cameroon is enough for the ruling world champion for a place at the last four. With this, the selection of coach Löw would meet her own goal. Our eastern neighbors put together a rather experimental selection, mainly consisting of legion newcomers and players who only came sporadically on behalf of the German flagship. Big names like Özil, Reus, Kroos and Neuer are missing this summer in Russia. That’s why Löw was the reason to lower the line unusually and achieve the goal of the semi-finals. ‘We want to use the Confederation Cup to see new players at work,’ so the German leader announced the start of the tournament.
Löw is up to his word and has already ruled that he will turn to Cameroon on Sunday afternoon: “I’ll change the base itself to three, four or five positions.” Who will make it exactly and who exactly does not want to say Löw did, even though he knew that Hertha BSC defender Plattenhardt would make his first awaiting at the Confederation Cup. “A few fresh new faces will do us well. I expect that we will have to make a lot of meters against Cameroon, “said the coach of Die Mannschaft.
Defender Mustafi, one of the few experienced forces in the current selection, made both appearances in both group matches and thus appears to be a major candidate for a change. However, the question is, to what extent, the Germans can miss him because the defense was not top in both Australia (3-2) and Chile (1-1).
Jogi Loew has fielded slightly different teams in both of Germany’s opening two matches and he might look to rotate again for their final group game with qualification all but secured.
Shkodran Mustafi has played both matches and might be given a rest with Niklas Süle pushing for a recall. Julian Brandt may also return to the fold.
Probable Lineup Germany
Ter Stegen; Kimmich, Süle, Rüdiger, Plattenhardt; Brandt, Goretzka, Rudy, Draxler; Werner, Wagner
Cameroon is on the verge of elimination, but may still hope for a miracle. The champion of Africa so far has only scored a point, with which it is currently in the bottom of Group B. Only if the Indomitable Lions can win a minimum of two goals from Germany, they still score at the last four of the Confederations Cup.
With a spike like Aboubakar you can not exclude anything but the chance of a stunt seems of course very small. Bondscoach Broos mainly attached to selection policy to the mainly inexperienced players who delivered him the unexpectedly the Africa Cup in January.
That loyalty can be praised, but it does mean that flavors like Matip (Liverpool), Choupo-Moting (Schalke 04) and Chedjou (Galatasaray) are not there. Of the current selection, Aboubakar is actually the only one that has already made a real name internationally. Maybe you could score goalkeeper Onana after his final place with Ajax in the Europa League, but he is clearly the second man behind Ondoa (Sevilla Atletico).
Cameroon will play their strongest team as they still have a faint hope of making the next round, although the odds are stacked against them.
Probable Lineup Cameroon
Ondoa; Mabouka, Ngadeu Ngadjui, Teikeu, Fai; Zambo Anguissa, Siani, Djoum; Bassogog, Aboubakar, Moukandjo
Germany vs Cameroon Head to Head [H2H]:
01.06.14 FI Germany Cameroon 2 : 2
17.11.04 FI Germany Cameroon 3 : 0
11.06.02 WC Cameroon Germany 0 : 2
Germany are level on four points with Chile and know they only need a point to secure their place in the knockout phase of the Confederations Cup.
Cameroon in theory can still qualify but it would require a huge win over Germany and they haven’t shown any real form to suggest that could happen against the current World Champions.
Germany should win this tie no matter what side Jogi Loew fields. There have been three red cards in the last three meetings between the two sides.
GERMANY TO WIN.