When Mexico scored against Germany yesterday, huge celebrations rang out across the South American country.…
Germany vs Mexico
On the 17h of June, Germany is playing Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Germany Head-to-Head Mexico
|22 Dec 1968||Mexico v West Germany||0-0||International Friendly|
|08 Sep 1971||West Germany v Mexico||5-0||International Friendly|
|14 Jun 1977||Mexico v West Germany||2-2||International Friendly|
|06 Jun 1978||Mexico v Germany||0-6||FIFA World Cup|
|15 Jun 1985||Mexico v West Germany||2-0||City Tournament|
|21 Jun 1986||Mexico v Germany||0-0||FIFA World Cup|
|14 Oct 1992||Germany v Mexico||1-1||International Friendly|
|22 Dec 1993||Mexico v Germany||0-0||International Friendly|
|29 Jun 1998||Germany v Mexico||2-1||FIFA World Cup|
|29 Jun 2005||Germany v Mexico||3-3||FIFA Confederations Cup|
|29 Jun 2017||Germany v Mexico||4-1||FIFA Confederations Cup|
Germany’s World Cup qualifying campaign was ruthless, they won all ten games they played resulting with a goal difference of +39. With 21 players on the scoresheet, coach Joachim Low was extremely pleased with the way his team shared out their goals.
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made his debut as captain, while Thomas Muller ended the 10-month drought of goals during a 3-0 win over Norway in September 2016. Germany beat Northan Ireland 2-0 in Hanover after Julian Draxler and Sami Khedira scored in October 2016. Mats Hummel scored a header that secured a 2-1 victory against the Czech Republic in September 2017. Their qualification was sealed in Belfast after beating Northern Ireland 3-1 in October 2017.
57-year-old Joachim was appointed the coach for Germany in 2006 under the contract until 2020, he is Europe’s longest-serving national coach. He has also revolutionised the German style of play, abandoning the strong arm and safety first mentality and replacing it with dynamism and creativity.
It is midfield ace Toni Kroos who sets the strategic tone for his side with his exceptional distribution and composure. The 28-year-old Real Madrid midfielder is one of the best in the world in his position and once again will be a crucial player for Joachim Low in Russia.
29-year-old Mats Hummels plays as a central defender for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. He represents immaculate leadership both on and off the pitch for his team.
Manuel Neuer was not present for the majority of the campaign due to his broken foot. This is as well as Marcos Rues not making it to one single qualifier due to his groin and cruciate ligament injuries. Debuting in the qualifiers striker Timo Werner made an instant impact scoring three goals. Germany was already spoilt for choice in the midfield but they have discovered yet another gem, Leon Goretzka.
Just the same as every four years, Mexico will arrive at the 2018 World Cup with the mission of advancing to the quarter-finals. This is whilst being in the middle of a heated public debate regarding the quality of the team and its current coach. Although, this time around they topped the CONCACAF qualifying table with ease.
Mexico beat USA 2-1 when Rafa Marquez scored the last minute goal in November 2016. This was their first win in the American stronghold of Columbus, Ohio, where they’d lost four times in a row prior. In March 2017 they beat Costa Rica 2-0 taking their first place in the qualifying group, they never managed to relinquish that spot throughout the rest of the campaign. Due to Hirving Lozano scoring, they qualified after defeating Panama 1-0 in September 2017. After they beat Trinidad & Tobago 3-1 they finished first in their group since 1998.
JUAN CARLOS OSORIO
56-year-old Juan has been coaching Mexico since 2015. The former Columbian player was an assistant to Stuart Pearce at Manchester City before starting his coaching career for Columbia. He’s coached the Millonarios, Chicago Fire, New York Red Bulls, Once Caldas, Puebla and Sao Paulo before moving onto Mexico’s national team.
29-year-old striker Javier remains Mexico’s most recognisable face being the country’s all-time top goalscorer aside from his poor start to the season at West Ham. Although he did only manage two goals in qualifying. But this isn’t Hernandez’ first experience as he prepares for his third time in the finals and in the past, he has always delivered.
A new star for Mexico, Hirving Lozano has recently taken the Dutch league by storm since he joined PSV. He will experience playing in the World Cup for his first time in Russia this year. Unfortunately, Alfredo Talavera is likely to miss the finals due to his knee injury.
SPORTS OF THE DAYS VERDICT
In Germany, Football is the most popular sport. After the 4-1 victory over Mexico in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, we think they’ll win against most odds bearing in mind they also beat every opponent in the qualifiers.
Google’s win probability is at 67% for Germany to beat Mexico. The chances of Mexico winning is at 11% with a 22% chance of it being a draw.