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World Cup Watch: Germany

The defending world champions went 10-0-0 through UEFA qualifying while finishing with an outstanding plus 43 goal differential.  “Die Mannschaft” allowed only four goals.

     The Germans depth seems to be the biggest threat of the team entering Russia 2018.

The squad won 2017’s Confederations Cup using a squad comprised of under-23 players.

     The tournament saw them top South America Champions, Chile, the African Champions, Cameroon and CONCACAF Champions Mexico.

     Germany’s backline will miss the 2014 captain Phillipp Lahm, but the nucleus of the championship backline will feature in the 2018 edition.

     The 2014 Best Goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer has missed all of 2018 to injury, but the German federation says the number 1 choice will be ready for Russia.

     Lastly, this squad features something 2014 lacked, and that is through the emergence of Sandro Wagner and Timo Werner. An in form true striker who can grab late goals. This allows Thomas Muller and company to create more.

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