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News Article  | World Cup 2018

Starting XI: Germany v Mexico

2018 FIFA World Cup Starting XI: Germany v Mexico, 17 June 2018

By SL International - Jun 17, 2018 03:55 PM

World Cup

Group F

Teams: Germany v Mexico

Date: 17 June 2018

Venue: Luzhniki Stadium

Click through the gallery to see Germany's line-up in images!

Germany will be looking to start the defence of their World Cup title with a win when they lock horns with Mexico in their opening 2018 FIFA World Cup, Group F match at Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 17h00.

Germany come into the tournament off the back of an uncharacteristically poor stretch of results: prior to an unconvincing 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in their last international friendly, the ‘Mannschaft’ had gone five matches without a win.

This may been disconcerting for coach Joachim Low, but not overly so. Germany are renowned for upping their game at major tournaments and have made at least the semifinals for the last four World Cups in a row.

The defending World Cup champions have also clinched three European Championships in 1972, 1980 and 1996. They also won one Confederations Cup in 2017.

Thomas Muller, who has netted 38 goals in 91 matches for Die Mannschaft, is a key player. The Bayern Munich forward will be hoping to inspire his nation to victory against Mexico.

Mexico have had mixed results in their build-up to Russia 2018, drawing with Wales, beating Scotland and losing to Denmark.

Coach Juan Carlos Osorio’s side have huge experience (three of their 23 players boast over 100 caps and a further 10 have more than 50 caps) but there’s a feeling that this side lacks some energy and hunger.

Their star player is Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández, who plies his trade in England for West Ham United. The experienced striker will be keen to play an important role in helping his nation win against Germany.

Germany and Mexico have met in 11 previous matches according to FIFA statistics. The ‘Mannschaft’ have claimed five wins compared to just one for ‘El Tri’. The teams last met in last year’s Confederations Cup, where Germany claimed an emphatic 4-1 win.

Here is how they line up.

Germany: Neuer, Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Plattenhardt, Khedira, Kroos, Müller, Özil, Draxler, Werner.
 
Mexico: Ochoa, Salcedo, Ayala, Moreno, Gallardo, Herrera, Guardado, Layún, Vela, Chicharito, Lozano.
 
 
SCORE UPDATE: Mexico lead Germany 1-0 at half-time, thanks to a brilliant goal by Hirving Lozano.


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Derrick.com Joined: 23 Aug 2016
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Derrick.com Jun 18, 2018 11:11 PM
Mexico should have scored more goals in that match, they were absolutely amazing.
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jun 18, 2018 09:19 AM
I already miss Marislove Klose in Germany's national team he always knew how to rescue them
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jun 18, 2018 09:17 AM
I believe the world Champions will come out guns blazing in the next match
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bandz@70 Jun 18, 2018 07:44 AM
Mexico is playing really good football
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Makarina Jun 18, 2018 03:33 AM
Well done to Mexico. They really made me happy.
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Schakos Jun 18, 2018 02:48 AM
At least Germany are now aware of how difficult the tournament is gonna be
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Sane
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MfanoYellow Jun 17, 2018 11:16 PM
Let the games begin.
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MSHUMAYELI Jun 17, 2018 09:35 PM
@Faysal indeed there no easy game at all
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MSHUMAYELI Jun 17, 2018 09:34 PM
This world cup is so unpredictable there's no easy game ,every country in the world cup deserves to be there
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Faysal Jun 17, 2018 09:26 PM
There is no easy games
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fanist Jun 17, 2018 09:03 PM
I just love the spirit Mexican had on this match. To die for their emblem
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fanist Jun 17, 2018 08:57 PM
Low must buy a ticket and bring Sane to Russia,he will be their saviour.
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ephraimtshepo Jun 17, 2018 08:20 PM
weldone mexico
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So-Mathabo-KBY Jun 17, 2018 07:34 PM
This game needed a Leroy Sane but lets not get carried away Spain lost their first game in the 2010 world cup and we all know what happened thereafter
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gerrard868 Jun 17, 2018 07:33 PM
France wer eliminated in the 2002 WORLD CUP Italy wer eliminated in the 2010 WORLD CUP Spain wer eliminated in the 2014 WORLD CUP BOTH OF DEM WER DE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS SO WILL DE SAME THING HAPPEN TO GERMANY
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Vharazipi Jun 17, 2018 07:30 PM
Muller is a box striker and he is good working from spoon feeding
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Vharazipi Jun 17, 2018 07:29 PM
Big names count for nothing. Football is all about brain not big or the country name. Don't get surprised if 1 African team goes to the semi final
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bmw Jun 17, 2018 07:24 PM
Tomas muller should be player inside the box, outside the box he's useless

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