World Cup 2018: reaction to Argentina’s late win and Germany buildup – live!

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So how should Germany approach this one?

Commenter Sooda Bondai has his preferred XI:

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Kimmich, Sule, Hummels, Hector

These defenders should stop acting like midfielders and start defending. I have a feeling Germany will be picked apart (Brazil 7-1 style ) once they face a big team.

That well-oiled machine that is Die Mannschaft has of course picked up a fair handful of grit in its engine thus far in Russia; if a shock loss against Mexico wasn’t a sufficient warning that not all cylinders are firing, then needing 94 minutes to break to resolve of the sturdy Swedes certainly was.

For those that like your more cerebral match dissections, Jonathan Wilson offers a fascinating insight into the dilemmas facing Germany’s coach Joachim Löw:

Related: Jogi Löw out to prove himself by tackling Germany’s structural flaw | Jonathan Wilson

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Written by Richard Parkin
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World Cup 2018: reaction to Argentina’s late win and Germany buildup – live!

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