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Andrea Calo 26th Jun 2010 - 18:13

Classic matchup is all football fans can ask for!

The classic matchup between England and Germany is all football fans can ask for.

This time though, Germany will be up against the English stars with one of the youngest teams ever writes William Hill's resident German publisher, Aaron Dadzie.

Therefore they are going into this match as a little underdog.

This would have been different if Cacau wasn't injured and Schweinsteiger doubtful to start. In addition just two days after his qualifying goal and man-of-the-match performance versus Ghana Özil has had to contend with the news of the death of his grandmother.

Nonetheless the German team has shown some great team spirit since the World Cup has started and every match they go into they feel they can win.

Even with one man less and 1-0 down against Serbia they controlled the game and created many chances to equalise, it was just luck that wasn't on their side.

In their last group match against Ghana the young team showed some nerves and the defence was a little shaky at times but in general they were never in real doubt of not at least claiming a draw and qualifying for the last 16.

Thanks to the individual class of Özil though they were able to win the match. Against England his class could be a deciding factor once again as well as the great team spirit.

On a good day players such as Özil, Klose and Podolski can make the difference, but it remains to be seen if the young players can hold their nerve against the big names of the Premier League...


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