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Predicted Lineups for Germany v. Ghana World Cup Game

germany world cup poster espn 600x900 Predicted Lineups for Germany v. Ghana World Cup Game

Germany will secure qualification for the World Cup knock-out stages if they manage to beat Ghana in Fortaleza. The Germans gave arguably the best performance of the World Cup so far with a 4-0 romp of Portugal, while Ghana lost 2-1 to USA in Group G and need to win.

The match is unique as it could see two brothers come up against each other. Ghana attacking midfielder Kevin Prince-Boateng will be hoping that his impressive cameo off the bench against USA will see him start against his brother Jerome, who opted to play for Germany.

Joachim Lowe is unlikely to make any changes to his German side which would mean Thomas Muller would continue in attack instead of veteran striker Miroslav Klose. Klose is just one goal away from equalling Ronaldo’s record of 15 goals in the World Cup Finals but seems to have to settle for an impact role of the bench.

Ghana manager Akwasi Appiah is expected to make changes from his side’s disappointing performance against USA. Prince-Boateng is one expecting a recall, while AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien could add bite to the midfield. A defeat for Ghana could see them get knocked-out if USA draw or win against Portugal on Sunday.

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One Response to Predicted Lineups for Germany v. Ghana World Cup Game

  1. Ed says:

    Corrections with your starters:
    Howedes plays in the centre or on the left
    Hummels is injured and likely rested
    Boateng may replace Hummels in the centre or play on the right but not left
    Kroos only plays in the centre, the last time he played on the left was at Leverkusen many years ago before they realised that he’s a central midfielder

    Corrections with your backups:
    Grosskreutz can play most positions but centre back and goalkeeper are the positions he is least likely to cover
    Durm is brought in as a left back not a centre back
    Mustafi plays centre or on the right, and may well start on the right this match to accomodate for Hummels’s injury
    Schurrle is not a central midfielder but an attacking midfielder or a striker
    Schweinsteiger may start today
    Kramer is a holding midfielder not a winger
    Ginter is a central defender who can play in the defensive midield
    Draxler plays is an attacking midfielder not a striker

    Tactical consideration:
    Low will have to play a more attacking tactic than last match but will have to consider Ghana’s team’s superior physiques as well as to contain their relentless pressing. The opponents can also play under heat but the Germans aren’t adapted to that. As a result, expect Low to put on a more physical and combating lineup in a more attacking formation than last match.

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