Group NEWS 

Germany's Mesut Ozil has recuperated from the minor knee issue that made him miss their last warm-up coordinate with Saudi Arabia.

Mentor Joachim Low has a choice to make about whether Julian Draxler or Marco Reus begins on the left flank.

Mexico's arrangements for the competition have been hampered by wounds to two key defenders. Nestor Araujo was excluded from the squad in the wake of neglecting to recuperate from a knee issue.

Diego Reyes, in the interim, was precluded on Wednesday with a long-standing hamstring damage. He was supplanted by midfielder Erick Gutierrez.


1 Manuel Neuer (Goalkeeper)
2 Marvin Plattenhardt (Defender)
18 Joshua Kimmich (Defender)
5 Mats Hummels (Defender)
17 Jérôme Boateng (Defender)
7 Julian Draxler (Midfielder)
6 Sami Khedira (Midfielder)
13 Thomas Müller (Midfielder)
8 Toni Kroos (Midfielder)
10 Mesut Özil (Forward)
9 Timo Werner (Forward)


13 Guillermo Ochoa (Goalkeeper)
3 Carlos Salcedo (Defender)
7 Miguel Layún (Defender)
2 Hugo Ayala (Defender)
15 Héctor Moreno (Defender)
16 Héctor Herrera (Midfielder)
18 Andrés Guardado (Midfielder)
23 Jesús Gallardo (Midfielder)
14 Javier Hernández (Forward)
11 Carlos Vela (Forward)
22 Hirving Lozano (Forward)


It is odd to discuss a drop in shape with regards to Germany. Yet, since fixing capability for Russia with an ideal record of 10 wins from 10 and another joint European record of 43 objectives (scored by 21 unique players), they have won only one of six amicable recreations. That lone achievement was a crude 2-1 triumph over a Saudi Arabia side who have since been whipped 5-0 by Russia.

Expecting to wind up the main nation since Brazil in 1962 to win consecutive World Cups, it has not been a perfect readiness, but rather as midfielder Toni Kroos said for the current week: "We have frequently demonstrated that we are there when it begins."

An overwhelming errand anticipates, at that point, for Mexico, particularly as they were pounded 4-1 by Germany's B group in the Confederations Cup semi-finals a year ago. Driven by idiosyncratic Colombian mentor Juan Carlos Osorio, who is a troublesome figure in Mexico, their accomplished squad contains 13 players with more than 50 tops.


Germany midfielder Toni Kroos: "Duty, forfeit, self-inspiration and resolution — those are the key prerequisites of this Germany group.

"Everybody here is a tip top player and the self-assurance we as a whole have originated from having won something major before we go into a competition."

Mexico head mentor Juan Carlos Osorio: "We will give all that we have and we have flexible players.

"Today there are players who play in different positions and they are doing admirably, which gives us the considerable plausibility of having plan B and even plan C."