Germany are Ready for the WC Finals

By Aydin Reyhan
Julian Draxler (Germany)
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Germany are on the verge of qualifying for yet another WC tournament. Currently, they sit in first place with 22 points, five ahead of second placed Sweden with two games remaining in Group C qualifying.

The worst result the Germans played out was a 4-4 home draw against Sweden. They were up 4-0 at halftime but gave up four unanswered in the remaining 45 minutes. This is not something this team does everyday, and it is almost guaranteed that they will not do that again any time soon – especially not in the WC.

With players like Marco Reus, Phillip Lahm, Mesut Ozil, Miroslav Klose and Thomas Muller playing the smart soccer they have been, this team has a bunch of on-field leaders that know how to inspire and motivate themselves as well as their other teammates. This has been very important in qualifying thus far.

The toughest game this team has remaining is away to Sweden. They will not allow four goals, but they will not score that many either. This is a game that is on foreign soil so it could finish in a draw or one of the teams will win by one goal. That 4-4 draw was a one-time spectacle. If it were to happen again, the world would be shocked.

If the Germans lose this game and somehow slip up against Ireland at home then Sweden away on the final day, they will be in danger of finishing as runners-up, thus leaving them to play a two-legged play-off series in November.

Most likely, however, Germany will win at least one of these two games to win the group.

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