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Without Jogi Löw, preparations for the first international match of the year started for the German national team. The absence of the last criticized national coach, however, had no political, but only health reasons. The World Cup 2014 coach still recovered from the consequences of a dental surgery on Monday and therefore led the training of the DFB team on Tuesday morning, which will meet Serbia in a Test international match on Wednesday evening. Although the anticipation among the fans – measured by the tickets sold for the meeting at the Volkswagen Arena – is very limited, the start of a new two-year cycle promises plenty of excitement and explosiveness. The background is, of course, the disembarkation of Hummels, Boateng and Müller, who play no role in the rejuvenated national team and are very likely to have no future.
On Sunday, before the first European Championship qualifier against Holland is on the agenda, the Germans are primarily concerned with regaining self-confidence and introducing automatisms on Wednesday. At the same time, it must also be the goal of the Löw protégés to let the spark skip over to an entire nation. This task should turn out to be quite difficult, because the opponent from Serbia is by no means a fall, although the former Bundesliga player and today’s coach Mladen Krstajic must immediately renounce several important players. Between Germany and Serbia, the quotas therefore imply a clear favorite role of the world champion of 2014, which may be a bit too clear. “The White Eagles” will try to keep the match open as long as possible and to stand up to the higher-quality counterparty. In this respect, it can make sense in the friendly match Germany vs. Give Serbia a hint that more goals will be scored after the break than in the first 45 minutes.
“The fact is that German football is currently on the ground. This is very clear from the outside. “Former national coach Jürgen Klinsmann made headlines this week with this brutal analysis. Even if one can argue about the manner of this criticism utterance certainly, the statement contains a large truth content. The departure of the national team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying round, as well as the relegation from the UEFA Nations League, coupled with the mostly weak performances in individual international matches, are also a clear indication of the stagnation (or even reversal) of German football as the fact that with Eintracht Frankfurt only a single Bundesliga side has made the leap into the quarter-finals of the European Cup. Many Germans would have liked to draw a line under the yoke of Jogi Löw after the messed-up World Cup, but the DFB decided to give the World Cup coach of 2014 a chance to correct his own mistakes and start the change in the national team. Despite a great media pressure, the native Black Forest initially decided against drastic personnel consequences. He did that at least two weeks ago …
With the three world champions and Bayern players Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Thomas Müller, Löw surprisingly sorted out three deserved players with immediate effect, thus ensuring a real bang. The national coach justified this removal with the fact that from now on new players would have to take responsibility and rise in the hierarchy to the top, in order to reach the level of the world’s top again. In many places, this measure is scolded as blind populism, although there are also positive voices that would not have credited the 59-year-old such a consequence. In any case, it is certain that this move was extremely brave and that the implications for the future will be decided by Löw’s as the responsible coach.
On Wednesday evening, the DFB-Elf, who fell back to 16th place in the world rankings after the recent disappointments, will play the first international match of the new European Championship cycle. Before qualifying for the European Championship 2020 starts on Sunday with the game in Holland, Germany will test against Wolfsburg against Serbia. Due to the proclaimed new beginning, the past results of the “team” have only a small influence to make a suitable prognosis between Germany and Wolfsburg. Loew can probably not afford to send a B-Elf on the pitch, unless he wants to call after 90 minutes in the new international match year 2019 a new policy debate on the scene. Unlike many other friendlies, the result on Wednesday has a tremendous importance, so that – purely objectively – it can be assumed that in the match Germany vs. Serbia a tip on the home side will be crowned with success.
Regarding the lineup, we can be curious who, for example, gets the advantage in the goal. If the performance principle applies, Marc Andre ter Stegen would actually have to take the place between the posts. In the offensive we expect Leroy Sane and Marco Reus on the outside and Timo Werner in the lead. The defensive triplet could Niklas Süle, Thilo Kehrer and Antonio Rüdiger form. Of all three players, Jogi Löw hopes that they take on much more responsibility and make the duo Hummels / Boateng – contrary to all other opinions – forget. In midfield, meanwhile, there are many options. It’s quite possible that Kimmich will turn right again and that Toni Kroos and Leon Goretzka will pull the strings in the center. Maxi Eggestein, Lukas Klostermann and Niklas Stark could celebrate their debut in the DFB-Dress in case of substitution.
Similar to the German national team, also the Serbian selection at the World Cup last year in Russia in the preliminary round. After a first-round victory against Costa Rica, the East Europeans lost both against Switzerland and against Brazil and finished in the final bill finally in third place. However, since the association was quite satisfied with the team’s athletic development and the second World Cup participation since 2010 was recorded as a separate nation as a success, coach Mladen Krstajic kept his job and promptly led the “Beli Orlovi” promotion in the Nations League , Admittedly, the group did not compare with Romania, Montenegro and Lithuania in terms of quality compared to a World Cup finals, but the Serb remained unbeaten in six group games with four wins and two draws. As a group winner of the world ranking 31st to be found in the pot of the B Division at the next Nations League draw. In addition, the Serbs have, if they can not make the European Championship qualification by the usual way, in the playoffs as a group winner of the Nations League, another possibility in the hindquarters, for the first time to secure the ticket for the European Championship finals.
By the way, the endeavor in the European Championship qualifiers does not seem to be hopeless, because with Portugal and Ukraine there are only two national teams in the group of five that could endanger Serbia. Lithuania and Luxembourg should only have outsider opportunities. The first game will have the red and white blue next Monday in Portugal. Coach Mladen Krstajic will hope that the key players who are currently injured will be fit in time.
Roma captain Aleksandar Kolarov and Manchester United midfielders Nemanja Matic and Benfica Lisbon’s Ljubomir Fejsa will not be available on Wednesday. At least with Kolarov and Fejsa there is hope for the qualifier, to which the former Bremen and Schalke Bundesliga players anyway attaches the greater importance. Nevertheless, the encounter in Wolfsburg is a good opportunity to adjust their own defensive to the challenges against absolute world-class players. We therefore expect a compact defending Serbian team, which is good for a surprise. For this reason, the odds for a home win of the favorites are too low between Germany and Serbia to identify a promising value. That the guests with players like Tadic, Milinkovic-Savic, Kostic, Jovic or Mitrovic dispose of highly talented footballers, namely, is not up for grabs.
Germany vs Serbia head to head matches
18.06.10 WC Germany Serbia 0 : 1
31.05.08 FI Germany Serbia 2 : 1