Germany striker Niklas Fuellkrug’s late objective sealed a 1-0 win over a well-drilled Oman aspect on Wednesday however Hansi Flick’s staff have been removed from convincing of their last warm-up pleasant earlier than the Qatar World Cup.
Substitute Fuellkrug, the highest-scoring German participant within the Bundesliga this season with 10 objectives, swept in his first for the aspect on his worldwide debut after being fed by midfielder Kai Havertz on the Sultan Qaboos Sports activities Advanced in Muscat.
The Eightieth-minute objective got here as a bitter blow for the spirited host, which threatened on the counter at instances within the first half and seemed set for a well-known draw in opposition to the 2014 world champion.
Youssoufa Moukoko — who turned Germany’s youngest debutant since Uwe Seeler in 1954 — practically marked the event along with his first objective because the 17-year-old hit the submit within the opening half after lacking an opportunity earlier.
Flick will probably be sweating on the health of RB Leipzig defender Lukas Klostermann, who was unable to proceed because of harm and left the sphere after solely 34 minutes.
Germany begins its World Cup marketing campaign with a recreation in opposition to Japan on November 23 earlier than a blockbuster conflict with 2010 champion Spain 4 days later. They may wrap up their Group E fixtures in opposition to Costa Rica.