The football teams of Germany and Australia will start in the confederations Cup

© RIA Novosti / Nina Sociability in Photobacterium Fisht in Sochi. Archival photoThe football teams of Germany and Australia will start in the confederations Cup© RIA Novosti news Agency / Nina Sociability the image Bank

The reigning world champion German team fights for victory in the confederations Cup football match with the Australian team, which will be held on Monday at the stadium «Fisht» in Sochi. The Germans came into Russia the so-called «second» composition, but according to experts, are still favorites of the tournament.

Champions cherish stars

«Those players who play too much reach its limit at some point. I can understand the owners (of the tournament) — in Russia was expecting. But they will see stars next summer. Regardless of how we finish the confederations Cup, it makes sense to go with this team. This could help us not only next year but perhaps in three years», — said before the opening match lion.

Australians are full of ambition

Australians for the first time since 2005, but already in the fourth time will participate in the confederations Cup. With the Germans the Australian team in its history met five times, scoring one victory. In three games it was defeated, one meeting ended with a draw. At the current confederations Cup, the Australian team was selected as the winner of the Cup of Asia 2015.

Before the trip to Russia, head coach of the Australian Angelos Postecoglou said that the team goes to the confederations Cup win. «We want to win the tournament. I know that probably it sounds funny, but I took office with the intention to be as ambitious as possible for Australian football,» — said the expert.

The leader of team Australia, 37-year-old Tim Cahill, in turn, said that in order to defeat the Germans, his team just need to play our game. «Most importantly, we believe in our game in our own way, but what we have done for the last two years. We know that Germany’s young team, a lot of young players. But they are under great pressure, they are world Champions. If we can play how we want, we can defeat the Germans,» said Cahill at the pre-match press conference.

The game will discuss the officiating crew headed by American mark Geiger, who will help canadian Joe Fletcher and the American C. J. Morgante fourth official — Colombian Wilmar Roldán. Also at the game in Sochi appointed two referees-videoassistance — Ravshan Irmatov from Uzbekistan and Alexander Guzman from Colombia. By the Portuguese Artur Dias.

The football teams of Germany and Australia will start in the confederations Cup© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in photobackpack confederations 2017