Further Reading on the German Side at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

After draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Germany coach Joachim Löw is confronted with a harder difficulty in choosing competent footballers to play the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Although there are many praising words on the eminent team, let’s analyze the condition by ourselves, and forecast the several line-ups on the basis of footballers’ characteristics and advantages.

Line-up One

Choosing seven winners of World Cup and many youths of Bayern Munich, the team is one possibility for Löw to utilize. Those footballers health condition are in a good status and can run on sports field at any time.

After analyzing energy of footballers and reading of game, Joshua Kimmich may become a ready-made substitute of the former team-mate Philipp Lahm. In the recent days, Kimmich was praised as a world-class footballer by the Germany coach Joachim Löw. Jonas Hector of Cologne has consolidated his ranking and position as the first choice left-back since the accomplishing of his first appearance in November 2014.

The backbone of the team will be selected from winners of the 2014 World Cup: a competent defensive trio may consist of the core captain Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng; last season’s two beginners Kroos and Sami Khedira played with Real Madrid and Juventus respectively in Champions League are suitable for the places of midfielders; Thomas Müller may take the role he played as usual; and Mesut Özil will probably keep his place for his quality and experience.

The amazing recent momentum of Timo Werner for RB Leipzig will help Timo Werner to becoming the first-choice striker thoroughly; the position of Timo Werner may be threatened by same amazing performances of Mario Gomez and Sandro Wagner. In case of continuing injuries of Marco Reus, it is perhaps that Müller will be designated as the long striker.

Line-up Two

In spite of the only winner Julian Draxler of 2014 FIFA World Cup, this combination perhaps stands for some of new talent players and some representative footballers on the comeback trail from injury like Ilkay Gündogan.

The eminent run for Schalke of Leon Goretzka means he is also competing for the position of first-choice midfield. Besides him, one of reliable midfielders is possibly to rest on the shoulders of Sebastian Rudy: the Bayern Munich’s football player has cut a striking figure in qualifying, not merely for the sake of a stunning goal against Northern Ireland by him.

Draxler, the captain of winning team at the Confederations Cup, is also a possible candidate of the first-choice side. Taking Reus’ injuries into consideration, Gomez could contribute more experience and intelligence for the bright future at the 2018 FIFA World Cup despite his current injuries.

In case of the unavailability of Hector, Marvin Plattenhardt may success the position of left-back with a great possibility; taking the advantages of free kick, Hertha Berlin will be impressive going forward as his outstanding talent in defence. Besides, there is less possibility for Niklas Süle because of shortage of claims.