Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
After beating Liechstenstein on the road, Germany will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Armenia to their Mercedes-Benz Arena. Hansi Flick recorded a win on his debut as Germany boss, but his men have yet to get their job done in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Considering that the Germans are eager to overtake Armenia in top position, we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field in Sunday’s qualifier.
Marco Reus is pushing for a start, as well as Serge Gnabry, who came as a substitute for Kai Havertz in the triumph over Liechtenstein. The Armenians remained in top position thanks to a goalless draw with North Macedonia, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Co. will have a much bigger fish to fry in the Mercedes-Benz Arena clash. Cadiz defender Varazdat Haroyan is back from suspension for the visitors.
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 (Armenia):
Armenia footballers played for Soviet Union national football team until 1991, when the country declared independence. The Football Federation of Armenia was founded the following year and they quickly established relations with both FIFA (1992) and UEFA (1993).
Despite the fact that Manchester United ace Henrikh Mkhitaryan plays for the Armenia national football team, the Havakakan have yet to qualify for the finals of a major tournament. Mkhitaryan is undisputedly the team’s most famous footballer, but we should mention former Ajax striker Edgar Manucharyan as well, who is in the twighlight of his career. Armenia played their first international game against Moldova in October, 1992 and it has to be noted that they played out a goalless draw with the former Soviet republic.
The Armenians have slim chances of qualifying for the FIFA World cup 2018 finals, but they did well to beat Montenegro in the process. Armenia footballers wear red shirts and red shorts when playing at home ground (Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium), while the colour of their away kits is white.