Germany vs Sweden 23 June 2018 will take place at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi. Before the match, let’s have a look at the statistics and up-to-date status of both teams. By doing that, we will have a clear view to state our opinions about who will be the winner accordingly.
After 12 years, Sweden is participating in the World Cup and will play with Germany, South Korea, and Mexico in group F. They have been present at 11 out of 20 World Cups by 2014. The 2018 World Cup will be their 12th appearance at the finals after missing out on the 2010 and 2014 tournaments. Even though they do not have a championship up to now, they reached 4 semi-finals and have also finished in the 3rd place twice, in 1950 and 1994; and in the 2nd place in the 1958 World Cup.
The iconic striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, will not play at the World Cup 2018, because of the retirement from international soccer after Euro 2016. Therefore the Swedish National Team’s most important weapon in the World Cup will be Leipzig’s star, Emil Forsberg. Apart from that, Jan Andersson is the coach of Sweden, who previously worked with Halmstad and Norrköping. He was in the head of the team 12 times and got 7 wins, 2 draws, and 3 defeats.
Germany, one of the most successful teams in the history of football, will be on the World Cup scene for the 19th time with the tournament to be held in Russia. In total, the team has 4 championships in the World Cup history up to now. (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
In 2006, when Joachim Löw took charge of the national team, Germany was at an all-time low. However, after 2006, the team has provided a perfect stability. The championship in the World Cup in 2014, the final in the European Championship in 2008, the semi-final in the World Cup in 2010, the semi-final in the European Championship in 2012, and the semi-final in the European Championship in 2016 are all the signs of this stability.
Reigning champions Germany look to defend their crown this summer. However, Joachim Löw has announced the squad for 2018 World Cup and Manchester City’s midfielder Leroy Sane and Bayer Leverkusen’s goalkeeper Bernd Leno were not named in Germany’s squad.
Germany vs Sweden 23 June 2018
The two countries will compete for the 5th time in the history of World Cup finals. The result of 4 matches played up to now is 3-1 with Germany supremacy. Well, from your point of view, will this game on June 23 make the difference more obvious or is football full of surprises as it always has been? What is your opinion?