Game: Germany – Scotland
Date: 07 September, Sunday, 2014 year
Start time: 21:45
Germany hosts Scotland in the first match of Group D of Euro 2016 qualifying match is on September 7th from 21:45 to Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund. In Group D teams are also the Republic of Ireland, Poland, Georgia and Gibraltar.
Germany is a big favorite in this group and winning the first place it should not be a problem. Scotland you will strive for better We present, after failing to qualify for the World Cup in 2014, finishing on fourth position in their qualifying group.
This will be the first official match for Germany after winning the World Championship this summer. But the team certainly will not be the same after Miroslav Klose , Philip Lahm and Per Mertesacker have retired from international duty since the World Cup, while Bastian Schweinsteiger is injured. See it in a friendly against Argentina in which Germany lost 2: 4 ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf.
With regard to official matches, Germany is in perfect shape. Joachim Löw’s men are unbeaten in 18 international matches, with their World Cup win in Brazil being their most impressive achievement in the last 24 years.
Scotland team enters the upcoming match without having played a friendly match. Last game of the team’s May 28 against Nigeria, ended 2 2. They failed to qualify in the last four competition of Europe’s most important international football competition, their most recent appearance being in the Euro 1996 when they only earned one victory. Defender Andrew Robertson has been ruled out of Scotland’s team. Centre back Christophe Berra was also forced to withdraw from the squad earlier this week.
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96).
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Eric Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Großkreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Antonio Rudiger (Stuttgart)
Midfielders: Julian Draxler (Schalke), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Christoph Kramer (Borussia Monchengladbach), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea).
Forwards: Mario Gomez (Fiorentina), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal).
Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Celtic), David Marshall (Cardiff City), Alan McGregor (Hull City)
Defenders: Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town), Craig Forsyth (Derby County), Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion), Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers), Alan Hutton (Aston Villa), Russell Martin (Norwich City), Andrew Robertson (Hull City), Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
Midfielders: Ikechi Anya (Watford), Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace), Craig Bryson (Derby County), Chris Burke (Nottingham Forest), Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion), Darren Fletcher (Manchester United), Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic), James McArthur (Wigan Athletic), Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Callum McGregor (Celtic), James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion), Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic)
Forwards: Steven Fletcher (Sunderland), Chris Martin (Derby County), Steven Naismith (Everton)