Germany is the current champion of FIFA World Cup and as the champion, they are going to take part in the upcoming 21st season of it. The next FIFA World Cup will be executed at Russia in 2018 and all the qualifying teams have selected already. They are divided into eight groups where each group contains four teams. Germany is placed into group F along with Mexico, Sweden, and South Korea. Team Germany is now preparing themselves for the upcoming biggest event and as per to do so, they are playing international friendly matches. In their last match, Germany stumbled before World Cup against Austria.
The German stopper and skipper Neuer was out of the field for long. He was about to miss the match but finally, he has recovered from the injury. He has returned to the national team before World Cup but his return match was not so good for them but tasted defeat against a poorly ranked team.
This German goalkeeper has fallen into leg injury in last year and played just one match in last year due to the injury. He is the 2014 World Cup winning goalkeeper of the team. But now, he has returned to the squad. The team stumbled in the friendly match before the World Cup against Austria by 2 – 1 goals.
Due to the rain, the international friendly match started after one and half hour later from the time. In the match, the German team went ahead at the beginning. In 11th minutes of the game, they took the chance of the fault of Austrian goalkeeper Siebenhandl.
Mesut Ozil took the chance. This Arsenal star led his team ahead in 11th minutes of the game. He was seen just at that time. After that, he was so dim in the rest of the match. So, due to his dim performance, German coach Low replaced him in the 2nd half. The first half finished with 1 – 0 goal.
In 53rd minutes of the game, the left defender of Bayern Munich made a corner and the with volley Hinteregger scored the balanced goal and so, team Austria returned to the game. Later in 69th minutes of the game, with the goal of Schopf Austria went ahead of the game. Rest 21st minutes Germany tried but could not make any goals.
Due to the long season, the players of the Germany team Hummels, Muller, Kroos and some others were tired and did not play the match against Austria. But later coach Low grounded Werner. He did not do any significant performance. However, in 17th June 2018 against Mexico, the inaugural match of Germany in Russia World Cup 2018 will start.