Australia vs Germany
League: FIFA Confederations Cup Group stage
Date: Monday, 19th June 2017
Time: Kick off at 17:00
Venue: Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht
For this tournament Postecoglou will have to cope without one of its important pieces as the Aston Villa midfielder who suffered an injury in the World Cup qualifying match against Saudi Arabia on 8 June.
As for direct confrontations, these selections have faced in five opportunities and the advantage has Germany with three victories by one of Australia; In that history there is a game by Confederations Cup of the year 2005 with German triumph by 4-0.
It is true that Germany arrives with a practically new and young team but we already know how to work in Germany, the idea is to form a team that can become champion in the next World Cups and are already working, also against Australia that is a selection that Outside their fief does not have a good time, we do not think they have problems to get the game through.
Mile Jedinak has been ruled out of the tournament, which is a blow to manager Ange Postecoglou.
Massimo Luongo could therefore partner up with Aaron Mooy in the middle of the park here.
Mat Ryan should also get the nod between the sticks.
For this tournament the German coach Joachim Low has decided to travel with a practically young team where his most experienced player is Captain Julian Draxler who has won 30 games with the national team and hopes to say goodbye with a new title.
Since its participation in the Eurocopa France 2016 the German team has a record of 10 games without losing where 8 of them were victories, that yes this new selection has not had good numbers in friendly before selections with a better level since they tied with Denmark to A goal in a friendly although it can be said that they recovered with a 7-0 thrashing against San Marino by the qualifiers for Russia 2018.
Ange Postecoglou arrives at this competition for being the champion of Asia, it is the first time that Australia arrives at this tournament like champion of that continent since in its previous presentations it was like champion of Oceania.
Australia is eager to play a good role in this tournament and is expected to improve their performance away from home where it has always cost him to get positive results to the point that they do not know how to win in their last three outings and eye that many are before selections Poor level in Asia.
Germany boss Jogi Loew has ample strength in depth in every position ahead of their meeting with Australia.
Timo Werner may have to settle for a place on the bench, with Lars Stindl and Sandro Wagner preferred in attack in recent meetings with Denmark and San Marino.
Loew can be expected to name his strongest side possible here.
Australia: Ryan; Degenek, Sainsbury and McGowan; Smith, Mooy, Luongo, Leckie, Rogic; Kruse, Juric.
Germany: Stegen; Rudiger, Mustafi, Sule; Hector, Can, Rudy, Kimmich, Draxler; Stindl, Wagner.
Australia vs Germany Head to Head [H2H]:
25.03.15 FI Germany Australia 2 : 2
29.03.11 FI Germany Australia 1 : 2
13.06.10 WC Germany Australia 4 : 0
15.06.05 CC Germany Australia 4 : 3
18.06.74 WC Australia Germany 0 : 3
- Australia have lost only one of their last nine games, though that was their most recent outing in a 4-0 thumping at the hands of Brazil in Melbourne. Having conceded after just 12 seconds in that loss, manager Ange Postecoglou will demand his side keep things tight at the back to frustrate Germany.
Germany to Win.