The German football team was meticulous going about the group stage qualifiers, winning every single match except for two ties against the Finnish side. Read on, for more info on the Germany National Football Team for the FIFA world cup 2010.

Germany Team for World Cup 2010

The extremely popular German team has already set the cross-hairs on the World Cup and is on their way to South Africa in hopes of adding one more to their tally of three FIFA World Cups. Coached by Joachim Low, the Germans whose predecessors lifted the trophy thrice will be looking to hoist the most prestigious trophy in the world for the fourth time. The German team is respected for their tactical know-how of the game and their ability to rise to the occasion. With their captain Michael Ballack recuperating from an ankle injury, the German hopes will rest on the likes of Lukas Podolski, last years Golden Boot winner-Miroslav Klose, Phillip Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The German side was meticulous going about the group stage qualifiers, winning every single match except for two ties against the Finnish side. Apart from Finland, Germany made quick work of the rest of the teams in the group dispatching off Wales, Azerbaijan and Liechtenstein to remain seated on the top spot in the group en-route to the World Cup finals in South Africa. Playing against closest rivals in the group, Germany edged out Russia by a goal’s margin in both the games in the qualifiers, with Klose delivering the final touch in the only goal of the second match which was held at Moscow, to seal their position as group leaders.
Michael Ballack’s injury has been seen as a major setback for the Germans, with the most experienced player sitting out, Germany will have to depend on Miroslav Klose, their main goal-getter and their young talented striker Lukas Podolski and Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger with the consistent and versatile Phillip Lahm holding the defensive line.
Jurgen Klinsmann’s assistant at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Joachim Low has since stepped out of the shadow of the German football great, leading the team to victory at EURO 2008. His calm, and sympathetic demeanor has earned him much respect from stars, press and fans alike. Low follows in Klinsman’s footsteps still using the attacking philosophy which has always worked well with the German line-up.
The Germans won the FIFA World Cup in 1954, 1974 and 1990 and have contested in every World Cup held to date except in the years 1930 and 1950. They are one of the strongest contenders for the title in the World Cup to be held at South Africa and win would set them on par with current champions Italy with four FIFA World Cups.
German Football Squad/Team for FIFA World Cup 2010
The Pre-World Cup list of players for Germany is given below.
Hans-Jörg Butt
Manuel Neuer
Tim Wiese
Arne Friedrich
 Central defender / Right back
Philipp Lahm
Per Mertesacker
 Centre back
Marcell Jansen
 Left Back, Left Winger
Heiko Westermann
Serdar Tasci
 Centre back
Andreas Beck
 Right back
Jérôme Boateng
 Centre back / Full back
Dennis Aogo
Holger Badstuber
 Centre back / Left back
Bastian Schweinsteiger
 Winger, Midfielder
Piotr Trochowski
 Attacking midfielder / winger
Mesut Özil
 Attacking midfielder / Winger
Marko Marin
 Winger, Attacking midfielder
Sami Khedira
Toni Kroos
 Attacking midfielder
Christian Träsch
 Defender / Midfielder
Miroslav Klose
Lukas Podolski
Mario Gómez
Stefan Kießling
Thomas Müller
 Attacking Midfielder/Forward

Date - Time Venue
13-June 20:30 Durban Australia Australia vs Germany Germany Germany won by 4-0
18-June 13:30 Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Germany Germany vs Serbia Serbia Serbia won by 1-0
23-June 20:30 Johannesburg - JSC Ghana Ghana vs Germany Germany Germany won by 1-0
27-June 16:00 Mangaung/Bloemfontein Germany Germany vs England England Germany won by 4-1
03-July 16:00 Cape Town Argentina Argentina vs Germany Germany Germany won by 4-0
07-July 20:30 Durban Spain Spain vs Germany Germany Spain won by 1-0
10-July 20:30 Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Germany Germany vs Uruguay Uruguay Germany won by 3-2

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