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Half-Time trivia: Do you know?
Germany’s beginning eleven has a mean age of 28 years and 147 days. The final time a Germany beginning eleven was this outdated in a World Cup match was over twenty years in the past, on 30 June 2002 within the World Cup last in opposition to Brazil (28 years and 166 days).
Half-Time! Spain 0-0 Germany
After a good first 45 minutes and a disallowed aim for ofside, the rating stays 0-0 on the Al Bayt Stadium on this thrilling FIFA World Cup fixtures.
Kimmich takes the free kick and Rudiger meets it with a cross. However Simon intercepts after which catches it after a return header from a Spanish defender.
Foul! Busquets pulls down Musiala as he tries to barge into the ultimate third and will get a yellow card for the offence and probability for Germany to strike with a free-kick.
40’ Rudiger aim disallowed!
Joshua Kimmich delivers a beautiful cross and Rudiger heads it into the web, to the jubilation of German followers. Nonetheless, after a VAR examine, the aim is dominated off-side.
Spain will get a nook kick, which lands for Torres, however his last shot is blocked simply on time by Jamal Musiala.
Likelihood! Spain assaults on the counter with Olmo delivering a scientific cross for Torres, who meets it on time, however shoots it over the web. Nonetheless, the linesman has the flag raised.
Spain begins its triangular cross magic, beating Germany in its try and steal the ball and Germany has to suffice with a throw-in near the Spanish field.
Spain continues to press excessive with Germany sequestered in its half and now it tries an assault with Neuer beginning to construct an assault from the again. Germany, nonetheless, is dispossessed of the ball within the midfield and Spain’s try and get the ball again ends with a free kick after a foul on Goretzka.
Spain assaults in opposition to the run of play, with Olmo passing to Torres, however Torres’ last shot is smothered out of hazard by the German backline.
Likelihood! Germany goes for an assault, with 5 white shirts within the Spain half. Gnabry takes the ultimate shot from exterior the field, but it surely goes off-target as Flick’s aspect reveals intentions scoring, near the half-hour mark.
Spain’s Jordi Alba shoots at aim, solely to see the ball fly off-target, in opposition to Germany on the Al Bayt Stadium within the FIFA World Cup 2022.
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22’ Simply Off course from Alba
After Olmo, Jordi Alba decides to check the keeper with a protracted ranger. However this time, the ball whizzes previous the web, off-target as Spain continues to bathe assaults in opposition to Germany.
Spain catches Germany off-guard with combinational play between Gavi and Pedri, however the entire German workforce tracks again whereas Muller clears the ball away.
Germany seems to construct an assault alongside the flanks, with a protracted throw-in from Raum, however the Spaniards have stored their toes nicely in examine to clear the ball away. Only one shot on the right track within the sport up to now.
Germany has a white shirt clung to each pink shirt, and Spain switches play once more, with Pedri discovering Torres alongside the appropriate flank. He tries to cross to Gavi, who’s overrun by the German defence.
Germany marks Pedri and Gavi strictly as Spain determined to go together with the lengthy ball method. It switches the play, however Germany will get again possession. Nonetheless, Musiala is stopped in his tracks as Spain recovers the ball.
Ferran Torres will get the ball alongside the appropriate flank, from a protracted ball by Laporte, however his try to chop into the field is stifled by David Raum.
7’ Off the bar!
Gavi carries the ball to the sting of the German field, passes to Pedri, who then will get the ball to Olmo. Olmo tries a protracted ranger together with his right-foot, which hits the woodwork as Germany escapes an early aim by a whisker.
Spain had over 1000 passes in its earlier match and it continues to play a passing sport in opposition to Germans, who’ve didn’t capitalise on any attacking alternative up to now.
Olmo tries to make a run alongside the left flank within the German half, however two white shirts, Gortezka and Kehrer encompass him to restrict an early assault.
Spain having fun with early possession because it did its earlier sport as nicely, forcing Germany to make ahead runs in order that Luis Enrique’ aspect tries to assault on the counter.
Gavi will get the ball rolling on the Al Bayt Stadium . Spain begins from left to proper, whereas Hansi Flick’s aspect begins from the opposite finish.
Nationwide Anthems completed and dusted!
Can Germany make a turnaround or will Spain march alongside after a commanding win over Costa Rica? Trepidation on the faces of gamers, pleasure on the faces of followers. The stage, the Al Bayt Stadium awaits the conflict, the competition to determine, who amongst two World Champions will win tonight.
Minutes to kick-off!
The gamers stroll out of the tunnel. Spain begins in its conventional pink package, whereas Germany begins in white, its dwelling package as nicely. Only one win in its final seven encounters in opposition to Spain and a loss to Japan in its Qatar 2022 opener.
Any modifications for the 2 groups?
Spain begins an unchanged eleven, after its 7-0 win over Costa Rica, whereas Germany makes two modifications after its 1-2 loss to Japan. Thilo Kehrer and Leon Goretzka changing Nico Schlotterbeck and Kai Havertz.
Goretzka will substitute Muller in midfield, whereas the Bayern Munich forwardis anticipated to for Hansi Flick’s aspect. lead the assault
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What occurred when the 2 sides final met within the FIFA World Cup?
The final assembly between Spain and Germany was within the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the place Carles Puyol’s decisive header guisded the Spaniards to the ultimate in South Africa. Watch the header under:
Spain vs Germany Head to Head
Spain and Germany have met 25 instances earlier than and the Germans have gained 9 instances, whereas La Furia Roja has gained eight instances and the remaining eight matches have been attracts.
Spain (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Dani Carvajal, Rodri, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets (capt), Gavi, Pedri; Ferran Torres, Marco Asensio, Dani Olmo
Germany (4-3-3): Manuel Neuer (capt); Thilo Kehrer, Niklas Sule, Antonio Rudiger, David Raum; Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan, Leon Goretzka; Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala
When the World Cup draw got here out in April, one of many highlights of the group stage was Sunday’s Spain vs. Germany match at Al Bayt Stadium.
Eight months later, the sport between the 2 former world champions and pre-tournament favorites gained much more prominence due to Germany’s shocking loss to Japan in its opener in Qatar.
Spain: Simon (GK); Azpilicueta, Rodri, Laporte, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, Gavi; Torres, Asensio, Olmo
Germany: Neuer (GK); Sule, Rudiger, Schlotterbeck, Raum; Kimmich, Gundigan; Gnabry, Muller, Musiala
One other setback in opposition to Spain this weekend and Germany could also be heading dwelling early for the second straight World Cup. A loss — coupled with at the least a draw by Japan in opposition to Costa Rica earlier Sunday — will imply elimination for the four-time champions.
Spain, in the meantime, will probably be seeking to safe its spot within the subsequent stage and reinforce its standing as one of many prime title contenders following a powerful 7-0 rout of Costa Rica in its opener.
The indicators are usually not encouraging for Germany. Its most up-to-date match in opposition to Spain was an embarrassing 6-0 defeat within the Nations League two years in the past. Its final win in opposition to “La Roja” got here in a pleasant eight years in the past.
Germany gained its fourth World Cup title in 2014 in Brazil however didn’t make it out of the group stage in 2018 after losses to South Korea and México. It might be the primary time it fails to advance previous the group stage in back-to-back tournaments.
Spain gained its lone World Cup in 2010 in South Africa and was eradicated within the spherical of 16 in 2018 in Russia. A win in opposition to Germany will permit Spain to succeed in the final 16 if Costa Rica doesn’t defeat Japan.
Expectations round Spain’s younger squad had been raised after its excellent efficiency in opposition to Costa Rica, when the workforce reintroduced “tiki-taka” ball-possession fashion and 18-year-old Gavi turned the youngest World Cup scorer since Pelé in 1958.
The seven targets it scored in opposition to Costa Rica matched Spain’s match complete from Russia in 2018.
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“The outcome provides us a giant increase,” Spain coach Luis Enrique stated. “However now we’ve to play in opposition to a Germany workforce that wants the victory.”
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Luis Enrique stated he wasn’t involved together with his younger gamers being overly assured, and promised to make modifications to the beginning lineup for Sunday’s match, with out elaborating.
Winger Leroy Sané may return for Germany after lacking the match in opposition to Japan due to a knee damage. He was again in coaching on Friday, when Germany coach Hansi Flick was capable of work together with his full 26-player squad.
Will probably be the fifth assembly between the powerhouses at World Cups, with Spain profitable the newest one 1-0 within the semifinals of the 2010 match.
Spain hasn’t misplaced to Germany in official competitions for the reason that 1988 European Championship, with two attracts and three wins since then.
The Germans have misplaced three of their final 4 World Cup matches courting to the match in Russia.
They made headlines even earlier than kickoff in opposition to Japan by overlaying their mouths to protest FIFA’s clampdown on the “One Love” armbands. It was not clear if they might repeat the gesture earlier than the Spain match.
When is the FIFA World Cup match between Spain vs Germany?
The FIFA World Cup Group C match between Spain and Germany will begin at 12:30 am IST on the Al Bayt stadium.
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