10.11.2006: Germany faces stiffest test yet under Löw

German Football
By German Football October 10, 2006 17:11

10.11.2006: Germany faces stiffest test yet under Löw

With the Euro 2008 qualifier coming up on Wednesday in Bratislava against hosts Slovakia, the German national team faces their stiffest test yet in the era of new national team coach Joachim Löw. The most serious threat from the Sloakia team comes from the two players Marek Mintal and Robert Vittek, who both currently play in the German Bundesliga. This will be the highest hurdle for the German defence yet unbeaten after the World Cup in the matches. The last four games have not seen the defence concede any goals against Sweden (3-0), Ireland (1-0), San Marino (13-0) and Georgia (2-0).

There are a few minor injury concerns to players in the team. Bastian Schweinsteiger has a earache and a few other players are suffering from slight influenza infections but the medical staff is optimistic that all internationals will be fit on time. Striker Oliver Neuville has also overcomed problems with his achilles tendon and has returned to training on Monday.

Probable teams:

Slovakia: Kamil Contofalsky; Radoslav Zabavnik, Martin Skrtel, Jan Durica, Marek Cech; Marek Mintal, Miroslav Karhan, Peter Hlinka, Dusan Svento; Filip Sebo, Szilard Nemeth

Germany: Jens Lehmann; Philipp Lahm, Arne Friedrich, Manuel Friedrich, Thomas Hitzlsperger; Bastian Schweinsteiger, Michael Ballack, Torsten Frings, Bernd Scheider; Miroslav Klose, Lukas Podolski.

Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

German Football
By German Football October 10, 2006 17:11
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