World Cup 2014: Germany – Key Players

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Philipp Lahm (Captain)

Lahm

Age

30

Club

Bayern Munich

Position

Defender

Int. Caps

105

Int. Goals

5

 

Philipp Lahm had announced himself to the world when he scored a fabulous goal in the opening game in the 2006 World Cup against Costa Rica and eight years on, the marauding full-back will be leading the German side out in Brazil, having already amassed over 100 caps for Die Mannschaft.

Now one of the most experienced members of the Germany squad, Lahm has been a cornerstone of consistency for his side and is an indispensible part for his national team.

A brilliant player who can play at both full back positions as well as in a defensive midfield role, Lahm has been a model professional throughout his career and seems to be improving every year.

Although, Germany possess a brilliant side, Joachim Loew will surely need Lahm to be on his best and inspire his side on, if they are to claim their fourth World crown.

Miroslav Klose

Klose

Age

35

Club

Lazio

Position

Striker

Int. Caps

131

Int. Goals

68

 

A legendary figure of German football, Miroslav Klose has a great chance of creating history at the World Cup and will surely be commanding a lot of the headlines in Brazil.

Currently on 14 goals, Klose will be looking to overtake Ronaldo as the competition’s top scorer next month, while at the same time, become the German National team’s all time leading goalscorer by surpassing Gerd Muller’s record of 68 goals for Germany.

However, Klose is not in the German squad as a gesture to his great contribution to his nation over the years or just as an opportunity to break the records, and even at 35, remains a man who is vital for his national team’s chances.

The brilliant goalscorer will be leading the line for Germany at the World Cup and his goal scoring prowess will be a huge deciding factor on whether or not Die Mannschaft  are able to claim a fourth triumph at the biggest stage in world football.

 

Mesut Özil

Mesut Ozil

Age

25

Club

Arsenal

Position

Midfielder

Int. Caps

53

Int. Goals

17

 

Although, Mesut Özil has endured bit of an indifferent season with Arsenal, there is no doubting that the midfielder is one of the best players in the world and remains the most important component of the wonderful Germany attack.

Deployed in a playmaker’s role, Özil is tasked with job of creating chances for his teammates and it is due to his presence that the likes of Miroslav Klose, Thomas Meuller, Lukas Podolski and Andre Schurrle are able to flourish.

A player of brilliant vision, Özil has the ability to produce killer passes before most people are even able to see it and he will undoubtedly play a huge role in Germany’s campaign at the World Cup.

World Cup Key Players –

Group A – BrazilCroatiaMexicoCameroon

Group B –  SpainNetherlandsChileAustralia

Group C – ColombiaGreeceIvory CoastJapan

Group D – UruguayCosta RicaEnglandItaly

Group E – SwitzerlandEcuadorFranceHonduras

Group F – ArgentinaBosnia & HerzegovinaIran,  Nigeria

Group G – GermanyPortugalGhanaUnited States

Group H – BelgiumAlgeriaRussiaSouth Korea

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