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Team Germany: The Road to the FIFA World Cup 2014

Team Germany: The Road to the FIFA World Cup 2014

The FIFA World Cup 2014 is a predominantly thrilling edition of the global football event as it hosts, perhaps, the best players that the various participating national teams have ever amassed in years. Germany, while they are ranked among the favorites to win, have a very strong competition against other equally massive squads such as Argentina, Brazil, and defending champions Spain—not to mention the dozen more dark horses that are rapidly emerging. But no matter how the rankings appear, Nationalmannschaft are certain that they will deliver among the most stellar performances in the tournament.

In spite of the ebbing and flowing of Germany’s line-up, there is one constant truth that people must know about the squad: they have a well-balanced, value-determined talent. Joachim Löw changes his team often, but for the very good reasons. He consistently hand picks veterans Miroslav Klose and Philipp Lahm, but younger (and less known) stars are also getting their chances particularly Marco Reus, Julian Draxler, Sami Khedira, and Mario Götze.

Form-wise, the Germans have some of the cleanest records in the qualifiers. Undefeated in 10 fixtures, they ruled nine of those and played to a draw with Sweden. Stealing goals from them would be a very tough job to take, and more so on bringing them down. For the Group Stage, it is just apropos to expect the side winning the majority (if not all) of their matches.

By individual clubs, the German Bundesliga powerhouses have also shown tremendous success in the international scene. Bayern Munich are the defending Champions League winners and two other teams, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04, advanced to the Round of 16 for the current season.

Winning the entire competition might still be a [tiny] question for Germany, but it is pretty plausible that they will reach the finale.


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