Germany vs Paraguay Friendly 2013
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Date: August 14, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM BST;
Venue: Fritz-Walter-Stadion — Kaiserslautern.
Bayern and Dortmund stars are unable to help Die Mannschaft due to injuries. Germany takes on Paraguay without Bastian Schweinsteger, Mario Gotze and Julian Draxler while they look to return to winning road against Victor Genes’ team.
Joachim Low has wonderful players in his squad. This German machine shows quick, dynamic and mobile football. Germany takes on a strong South American side, but Paraguay should show his best football to get positive result.
Germany has 4 wins and 1 loss from their last 5 games. The loss came last time in away game with USA. Probably they will use the squad that is much stronger than the squad named for that match. Experimental Germany team lost their last game 4-3. Germany stands first in the WC qualification in the Group C with 16 points and are 5 points ahead of 2nd-placed Austria. Bayern Munich Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Gotze are the main losses. Schweinsteiger is out due to an ankle complaint, while Gotze still recovers from a groin injury. Joachim Low has recalled 9 players from Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund who missed 3-4 defeat to United States. Also Schalke’s 21-year-old talent Julian Draxler injured his Achilles in the 3-3 draw with Hamburg.
Paraguay has finished last 5 games with 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats. So, they are going into this match in a very poor form. Paraguay have lost their last 2 WC qualifying games against Ecuador and Chile. And they are bottom of the South American qualifying table. Paraguay head coach Victor Genes included Barcelona’s 17-year-old forward Antonio Sanabria. Paraguay has a decent squad with Richard Ortiz, Pablo Velazquez and Edgar Benitez. Oscar Cardozo is a very important miss.
Germany last three matches:
United States 4 – Germany 3;
Ecuador 2 – Germany 4;
Germany 4 – Kazakhstan 1.
Paraguay last three matches:
Paraguay 1 – Chile 2;
Ecuador 4 – Paraguay 1;
Uruguay 1 – Paraguay 1.