Germany has Saturday are friendly in preparation for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia on a visit in Austria lost 2-1. The party in Klagenfurt was normal to 18h start, but heavy rainfall and thunderstorms more than an hour and a half later (19u40). In Germany keepte Manuel Neuer for the first time since september, again an official party.
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The subsequent aftrapuur brought Germany out of his concentration, and Mesut Özil worked already after eleven minutes the opening goal after poor astonished of thuisdoelman Siebenhandl. Austria came up with the rest in view more setting up, and Neuer had to be able to show an attempt by Grillitsch.
The host came out of the dressing room. Alaba had the 1-1, but Martin Hinteregger (53.) pegelde not much later, the equalizer, against the ropes after a corner. The Austrian hunger was not satisfied, and Neuer had Arnautovic of 2-1. Stay of execution, as Alessandro Schöpf (69.) he kicked Austria after a teruglegger of Lainer on lead. Germany insisted, but could the motivated home team, with more connection to play.
“We have in the first half played well, but after the rest we came not to play football”, said German international Marco Reus. “Today, We’ve learned that we have some work ahead of them.”
In Germany, all eyes were on Neuer. The 32-year-old goalkeeper missed virtually the entire season with a foot injury, but was now for the first time, again between the posts. The friendly against Austria was a very important test for the final stage of Bayern Munich. National coach Joachim Löw should be on the 4th of June, after all, his final selection to be revealed and explained earlier, only a good Neuer to take to Russia. Despite the defeat showed the keeper his injury a thing of the past. The probability seems great that Loew Neuer will include it in the 23-man selection.
Germany goes into Russia for a second world title in a row. The Mannschaft will find in the group stages, Mexico (17/06), Sweden (23/06) and South Korea (27/06). Austria couldn’t place for the finals.
Sweden and Denmark play equal
The friendly between Sweden and Denmark in preparation for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia Saturday no winner delivered. The duel in the Swedish Solna ended at 0-0.
The two teams held each other the whole party in the tang. After the break, exchanged Sweden and Denmark frequently, but that changed the spelbeeld not. Waasland-Beveren attacker Isaac Kiese Thelin fell in Sweden after 65 minutes, but he, too, was the opening, not force.
Both Scandinavian countries were able to place themselves for the world cup. Sweden should in Russia to the bucket against South Korea (18/06), defending champion Germany (23/06) and Mexico (27/06). Denmark meets Peru (16/06), Australia (21/06) and France (26/06).
Southgate saw that it was good
England knocked on Saturday in a friendly in preparation for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia, Nigeria, 2-1. “The first half was the best so far, under my leadership”, analysed the English coach Gareth Southgate. “The Three Lions take on the tournament in the group stage the Red Devils.
“I am satisfied”, said the coach. “We were strong on the ball, better than during our previous parties. The first period was quite strong. After the rest we had the even more difficult, because Nigeria to a driemansverdediging switched. But after eight minutes we customized. Here, we have lessons from them, because in Russia is something like our price. My boys today have cleverly played. We are physically strong and put passes in the right direction. But we also need to focus on what can be done better.”
England are playing in Russia, his third and last team contest against Belgium (28/06). Open do ‘The Three Lions’ against Tunisia (18/06), this is followed by a duel with Panama (24/06).