Germany re-creates little impression

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Germany stands out in the run-up to the world championship in Russia have not really.

Timo Werner (second from right) has the score open.

The reigning champion won Friday’s last practice duel in the run-up to the global finals with small numbers. In the BayArena in Leverkusen was the team of national coach Joachim Löw with 2-1 too strong for Saudi Arabia, that Thursday the world cup opens with a match against the host country.

8-0 in 2002

Timo Werner brought the Germans already in the 8th minute on lead and a big win seemed in the making. At the world CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2002, Germany in the group stage with 8-0 Saudi Arabia. Now there was still only one goal. Omar Hawsawi passed shortly before resting his own goalkeeper.

Saudi Arabia scored at the end of the second half. Marc-Andre ter Stegen stopped a penalty kick, but the rebound made Taisir Al-Jassim is still the 2-1. To Increased keepte the second half. The net of an injury returnee Manuel Neuer stood for peace under the crossbar.

Germany, which on Saturday had lost to Austria, plays next Sunday at the world cup against Mexico.


Switzerland get a good feeling in the plane to Russia for the football world cup. The team of Vladimir Petkovic won Friday in Lugano the last practice game before the tournament begins. Japan with 2-0 records. Switzerland had Sunday Spain all on a draw (1-1).

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