Round of 16: Germany - Algeria - Monday 30/06/2014

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Germany: Manuel Neuer (Bayern München), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96), Jerome Boateng (Bayern München), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Großkreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Höwedes (Schalke 04), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Philipp Lahm (Bayern München), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal), Christoph Kramer (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Julian Draxler (Schalke 04), Matthias Ginter (SC Freiburg), Mario Götze (Bayern München), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Bayern München), Thomas Müller (Bayern München), Mesut Özil (Arsenal), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schürrle (Chelsea), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern München), Miroslav Klose (Lazio).

Algeria: Raïs M'Bolhi (CSKA Sofia), Cédric Si Mohamed (CS Constantine), Mohamed Zemmamouche (USM Alger), Essaïd Belkalem (Watford), Madjid Bougherra (Lekhwiya), Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba (Real Mallorca), Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli), Rafik Halliche (Académica Coimbra), Aïssa Mandi (Stade Reims), Carl Medjani (Valenciennes), Djamel Mesbah (Livorno), Mehdi Mostefa (AC Ajaccio), Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur), Yacine Brahimi (Granada), Abdelmoumene Djabou (Club Africain), Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia), Mehdi Lacen (Getafe), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City), Saphir Taïder (Internazionale), Hassan Yebda (Udinese), Nabil Ghilas (FC Porto), Islam Slimani (Sporting Lissabon), El Arbi Hillel Soudani (Dinamo Zagreb).

King Leo

I doubt Algeria will repeat the 82 upset against Germany which ended with 2 ALG- 1 WEST GERMANY

Easy win for Germany


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Can't put to bed the possibility of an upset. Logically its Germany's to lose but Algeria with their high tempo style of play are more than capable of pulling an upset


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Time for Germans to show up. Portugal win was nice but they weren't really good against Ghana and USA

Germany starting XI:
Neuer, Howedes, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Muller, Lahm (c), Mertesacker, Kroos, Gotze, Boateng, Mustafi

Algeria starting XI:
Mbolhi, Ghoulam, Belkalem, Halliche (c), Lacen, Feghouli, Slimani, Soudani, Taider, Mandi, Mostefa


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Löw is incredible. He sticks with his 4 CBs nonsense, even when Hummels can't play. No Durm, no Großkreutz or Lahm as Fullback. No wonder there is no attack on the wings.
Mustafi is only in the squad because Reus is injured. Löw says he doesn't play Durm or Großkreutz because they have no experience. Lol, then why is he playing Mustafi.
For me Löw is the worst coach in the world. Not just because of this decision. He had 2 years to try different things but 1 week before the WC he starts playing with 4 CBs. Players like Khedira, Özil, Kroos, Müller never gets back to do some defensive work. But they do so in their clubs. So its no wonder that Germany concede so much goals. No one gets back and the opponent runs right into the 2 CBs. No DMs there to help. Players like Hummels aren't allowed to play long balls even though its one of his strengths.
I can name so much more things. I just hate Löw. Rooting for Algeria.
Germany is lucky to face weaker teams and that the individual players are really good.
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