Two of Europe’s prime groups battle it out in Group E.
- Who: Spain vs Germany, Group E
- The place: Al Bayt Stadium
- When: Sunday, November 27 at 10pm native, 19:00 GMT
- Fifa rating: Spain (7), Germany (11)
- Head-to-head document: 25 video games since 1935 (together with 12 occasions Spain vs West Germany) – 9 wins for Germany, eight wins for Spain, eight attracts
- Final 5 matches:
- Spain: W W W L W
- Germany: L W L D W
It’s a must-watch assembly of two footballing giants.
Spain, completely flying from their exceptional 7-0 demolition of Costa Rica on Wednesday meet Germany who’re nonetheless smarting from their defeat by the hands of Japan on the identical day.
A brand new technology of Spanish children directed by veteran midfield normal Sergio Busquets, will star once more delivering pin-point passes throughout the pitch.
The pace of 18-year-old Barcelona star Gavi matched with Dani Olmo and Ferran Torres out vast is only one devastating weapon in Luis Enrique’s armoury for this recreation.
Enrique additionally has a star-studded case in Yeremy Pino, Ansu Fati and Nico Williams and the extra skilled Rodri, Marcos Llorente and Alvaro Morata to maintain Spain buzzing. Collectively, they bring about youth and expertise to play.
Spain have lifted the World Cup as soon as, and are among the many favourites to take action once more this yr.
However whereas they’re in actually imperious type, their opponents are determined to place their defeat to Japan behind them and retake their place in world soccer.
The present German squad has Thomas Muller and Ilkay Gundogan who at aged 33 and 32 respectively, are veterans on this staff. Its backbone, in the meantime, is the Bayern Munich contingent who make up half the staff, a few of whom achieved Bundesliga and European glory with Hansi Flick earlier than his appointment to steer the nationwide staff.
Bayern’s personal wunderkind, 19-year-old Jamal Musiala, is predicted to shine quickly at this match. A former England youth worldwide, Stuttgart-born Musiala can play on both wing and throughout midfield. Be careful for him popping up in every single place.
Aside from taking half the Munich staff to Qatar, Flick has additionally introduced Borussia Mönchengladbach’s mercurial midfielder Jonas Hofmann, whose versatility is essential to Die Mannschaft’s plans for a reversal of fortunes. Behind them is Manuel Neuer, one of many world’s finest goalkeepers – and in entrance of them is the gifted Kai Havertz.
Having gained the World Cup 4 occasions, the Germans are searching for a fifth star on their shirts. However they might want to roll again the disappointments on the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020 to retake their place among the many world’s greats.
Will that be sufficient in opposition to a Spanish staff that simply appears to attain for enjoyable?