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Germany News: Ozil fit to face Mexico

1 year ago

In the latest Germany news, Joachim Low has allayed fears over Mesut Ozil’s fitness and has a fully-fit squad to chose from for the clash with Mexico.

Defending champions Germany start their Group F campaign on Sunday and it seems as though they will be a strong as ever this time around.

Ozil appeared to be carrying a knock but the coach has made it clear the Arsenal midfielder and his team-mates are all available to face El Tri, with a few selection issues still to sort out.

“We have trained intensively, everyone is fit. Mesut had two extra training sessions this week, Tuesday and Wednesday,” Low told reporters.

“The overall impression is good, he is fit, the line-up will be disclosed to the team tonight, there are still two or three things I am mulling over.”

Timo Werner and Julian Draxler have been tipped to be stars of the Russian showpiece and both may start against Juan Carlos Osorio’s side.

Werner caught the eye at last year’s Confederations Cup and Low is confident the pair will take on a leading role for Die Mannschaft.

“Timo joined the team during the Confederations Cup and during the following year it’s fair to say he has showed his most important asset: his pace. It’s a great asset to the team,” he added.

“He seeks to always drop deep and he doesn’t just create but also scores goals. He has become a very important player for us.”

Low refused to divulge if Draxler would get the nod to start although it seems likely he will play some part in proceedings, with Germany looking to make a winning start against a Mexico side who will be no pushovers in Moscow.

Germany are 1/2 with Coral to win the match, with Mexico on offer at 11/2.