South Korea grasps at remaining glimmer of hope as Germany looms
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Germany managed to get their title defense campaign back on track coming from behind to see off the stern Swedish side on Saturday evening in Sochi.
They now need to beat Korea Republic in order to progress from what is proving out to be quite a challenging Group F.
Korea Republic and Germany are about to take on each other for the fourth time ever on Wednesday.
It will be their third clash at World Cups, Germany winning last two, back in 1994 and 2002. Both of these victories were only narrow ones, 3-2 in the United States and 1-0 in South Korea.
Interestingly, the Asians came on top in the previous encounter with Germany. It was a friendly played back in December 2004 when the Koreans saw off the mixed line-up of Germany 3-1 on the home soil.
Joachim Low made 4 changes to the squad that lost the initial affair to Mexico. Mario Gomez left a decent impact after coming on from the bench after the interval against the Scandinavians, but we still expect to see Timo Werner starting the clash with Korea Republic.
The quality is no doubts on Germany’s side and we’d not be surprised to see them snatch a demolishing victory, encouraged by the magnificent comeback against the Swedes.
The Koreans offered very little of the high-profile showing against both Sweden and Mexico and it’s really hard to believe they could do it in the last round affair when they take on Die Mannschaft.
The Germans should be in full control from the get go and we expect them to break the deadlock early on and open up the way to a comfortable confidence-boosting victory ahead of the last 16 round action.
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