The world champion Germany faces Mexico in its first match from the World Cup 2018
The world champion Germany faces Mexico in its first match from the World Cup 2018 in Russia. This game is going to be played at the Luzhniki Stadium in the capital Moscow. Let’s have a look at our vip soccer bets for this clash.
In Brazil four years ago Germany won their fourth world title. They reached the final at the Maracana Stadium and beat Argentina after a goal from Mario Gotze in the extra time. Now – four years later, Mario Gotze is no more a part of the national team. And there are some other changes as well.
Just as it was expected, Germany didn’t have any problems to qualify for the World Cup. Joachim Low’s team was just perfect during the qualifiers in Europe, winning all of its 10 games. In group with Northern Ireland, Czech Republic, Norway, Azerbaijan and San Marino, the German team finished with a perfect record of 10 wins from 10 games played. The goal difference of the Mannschaft was also impresive – 43 goals scored and just 4 goals conceded.
And if the qualifying campaign was just perfect for Germany, right now the fans are worried, because of what the team is showing in its friendly matches. Since the qualifiers ended, Germany played five friendly games and didn’t win neither one of them. The team made three draws (against England, France and Spain) and suffered two defeats from the hands of Brazil and Austria.
Of course, these are just friendlies, so there’s no room for panic. But these results are delicate, because the World Cup is beginning very soon. If the German team starts with a win against Mexico, most probably all of these results will be forgotten.
Mexico are a regular participant at the World Cup. For the last time Mexico missed a World Cup in 1990, when they were banned by FIFA. Since 1994 to 2014, the Mexican team is always successfully escaping the group stages of the competition. But in same time, their road always finishes in the 1/8-finals, where they are losing. This happened six times in a row in the last 24 years.
Mexico’s best achievement at the World Cup is reaching the 1/4-finals. This have happened two times so far – in 1970 and 1986. In both cases Mexico was hosting the tournament.
During the qualifying campaign the El Tri didn’t have problems to qualify for the World Cup. In the decisive 5th round of the qualifiers, Mexico won the group with 21 points and a record of 6 wins, 3 draws and just one loss. And it didn’t surprise anybody, because the Mexicans are arguably the best team in the CONCACAF region.
The former coach of New York Red Bulls and Sao Paulo Juan Carlos Osorio will lead the team at the 2018 World Cup. The 56-years old manager is at charge since 2015. So far he doesn’t have any big achievements as a manager, but despite of this he earned the trust of the Mexican Federation. Now he will have the chance to lead his country at a World Cup for a first time in his career.
For Joachim Low a lot of things could be said. The most important thing is that he won the World Cup with Germany four years ago. Low is managing the Mannschaft since 2006, when he replaced the legendary Jurgen Klinsmann at helm. A talented coach who loves to play attacking football and likes to trust young players, he’s the perfect manager which Germany could have.
These are our vip soccer bets for the World Cup 2018 clash between Germany and Mexico.