Our prediction for this match:
Red Bull Arena will host Wednesday’s friendly between Germany and Czech Republic. Joachim Low’s troops dropped two points in the Nations League draw with Switzerland (3-3), and, no doubt, the European giants are eager to return to winning ways. Bayern Munchen midfielder Joshua Kimmich is unlikely to feature against Czech Republic as he suffered an injury in a 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund, while Niklas Sule and Kai Havertz are out of contention due to recent positive tests for coronavirus.
Tilo Keler, Ilkay Gundogan, and Leroy Sane, on the other hand, return to the squad. The Czechs, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Scotland, and seeing that Joachim Low’s men are eager to return to winning ways, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. In their last meeting, three years ago, Germany defeated Czech Republic 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Manuel Neuer):
Manuel Neuer is a German shoot-stopper who plays for Bayern Munich. Neuer used to play for Schalke in the past and in 2011 he joined their fierce rivals FCB for a fee of €22 million. Some Bayern fans were unhappy about the signing of the Schalke goalkeeper, but they changed their quickly changed their opinions.
The 193-cm-tall keeper, who was born on 27 March, 1986 in Gelsenkirchen, has established himself as one of the best shoot-stoppers in the world and, no doubt, he helped Bayern Munich win the 2015/2016 Bundesliga trophy. In 2012/2013 Manuel Neuer and FCB clinched the Champions League trophy as they defeated fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the title game.
Speaking of his international career, the Bayern Munich goalkeeper won the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy with Germany and it has to be noted that he managed to keep a clean sheet in the title game (1-0). Neur’s idol as a child was Jens Lehman, who played for Germany as a goalkeeper as well.
Highlighted Team (Czech Republic):
Czech Republic national team is the natural successor of the Czechoslovakia side that dominated world football during the 20th century, winning one European Championship trophy and coming second at 1934 and 1962 World Cups. After the separation of the country in 1992, Czech Republic continued the proud tradition by qualifying for each of the next six European Championship finals, losing to Germany in the final of the 1996 tournament.
The Czechs also reached the last eight at the 2012 finals, but their World Cup record of late is pretty disappointing. Since separating from Slovakia, Czech Republic only qualified for one of five World Cup finals. The 1996 generation, featuring players like Pavel Nedved, Karel Poborsky and Patrik Berger, will forever remained etched in the fans’ memory, while the likes of Milan Baros, Jan Koller, Petr Cech and Tomas Rosicky are some of the other notable footballers.
Highly rated goalkeeper Petr Cech is the team’s most capped player, whereas towering forward Jan Koller tops the goalscoring charts with 55 strikes in 91 games.