Kazakhstan vs Germany Live STream and Highlights
Kazakhstan vs Germany Preview:
Date: March 22, 2013; Time: 6:00 PM GMT;
Venue: Astana Arena — Astana.
The visitors will be looking to get back on winning road. After a win over France, Joachim Low’s team will try to rehabilitate after their irresponsive 4-4 draw with Sweden.
The European World Cup qualifying game in the Group C faces 139th ranked Kazakhstan and 2nd ranked Germany.
Kazakhstan stands 5th from 6 teams with 1 point from 4 games. Their present form has seen 3 losses and 1 draw from last 4 official games and 1 friendly win over Moldova. Last 2 qualification home games have seen 1 draw and 1 win. Kazakhstan have won just 2 World Cup qualifying matches since they went off from the Asian Football Confederation to UEFA.
Germany are at the top of the group C with 10 points from 4 games. Their present form has seen 3 wins and 2 draws from last five games. Their five away matches have finished with 4 wins and 1 draw. In the Group C they have 3 wins and 1 draw with 2nd-placed Sweden after 4 played games. Germany are 3 points above Sweden.
Germany will play without two of their key defenders Mats Hummels and Holger Badstuber due to injuries. So Per Mertesacker and Jerome Boateng are expected in line. Bender twins are out of the squad after injuries. Sami Khedira is fit to play alongside Bastian Schweinsteiger. Finally, Mario Gomez could play with Mario Gotze is attack, while Lukas Podolski will replays suspended Marco Reus.
Kazakhstan can’t count on Marat Shakhmetov and Azat Nurgaliev. So, Marat Khairullin will play on the left side of midfield zone. Pavel Shabalin or Tanat Nuserbaev will act on the right.
Kazakhstan line-up: Sidelnikov, Dmitrenko, Mukhtarov, Korobkin, Kirov, Nuserbaev, Bogdanov, Nurd’tov, Khairullin, Konysbaev, Gridin.
Last three matches:
Moldova 1 – Kazakhstan 3;
Austria 4 – Kazakhstan 0;
Kazakhstan 0 – Austria 0.
Germany line-up: Neuer, Lahm, Mertesacker, Boateng, Schmelzer, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Muller, Ozil, Podolski, Gotze.
Last three matches:
France 1 – Germany 2;
Netherlands 0 – Germany 0;
Germany 4 – Sweden 4.