Our football match prediction:
Signal-Iduna-Park will host Wednesday’s football match between Germany and England. The Three Lions produced a fine display in a 2-2 draw with Spain in their last warm-up game, but it has to be noted that they were more than unfortunate not to beat La Furia Roja at Wembley Stadium. Gareth Southgate’s men will be looking to build on the performance when they face star-studded Germany in Dortmund, but beating Joachim Low’s men on the road is easier said than done. Important attacker Harry Kane is sidelined with injury, but fellow Tottenham Hotspur ace Delle Alli is fit and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line. The Germans played out a goalless draw with Italy in their last friendly game and they will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run to seven games when they face the Three Lions on Wednesday evening. In their last meeting England recorded a 3-2 win over Germany and we predict that both teams will find the net in the Signal-Iduna-Park clash.
Highlighted Player (Ozil):
Mesut Ozil gained international recognition at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The attacking midfielder impressed with Germany at the showpiece tournament and, as a result, Real Madrid chiefs decided to sign him. Ozil won the 2011/2012 La Liga trophy with los Blancos and, against all odds, the club bosses decided to sell him to Arsenal at the end of the 2012/2013 campaign. The Turkish-born player scored 19 goals for Real Madrid in 105 appearances for the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit. On the other hand, Mesut Ozil has yet to win the Premier League with Arsenal, but he helped North London club lift two FA Cup titles (2013/2014, 2014/2015). In 2014 Ozil lifted the FIFA World Cup trophy with Germany and, no doubt, that is regarded as the biggest success of his career. The German international used to play for Werder Bremen and Schalke 04 in the past as well.
Highlighted Team (England):
One of two oldest national football teams besides Scotland, England have been playing international matches since 1872, but the World Cup title won on home soil in 1966 remain their only major trophy up to date. The Three Lions narrowly missed out on the 1990 World Cup final, losing to Germany on penalties, while they were stopped in quarter-finals on no fewer than five occasions. England twice reached the European Championship semi-finals, in 1968 and 1996, but they have been pretty disappointing at the start of the 21st century, despite boasting arguably the strongest league competition in the world. Sir Bobby Charlton, Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Moore were among players who secured the first major international title, whereas Gary Lineker, David Beckham, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney all played an important role during the modern age. Peter Shilton is the record holder with 125 caps for the national team, while Wayne Rooney surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton as the leading goalscorer in the England national team.