Germany is already preparing the duel to life or death against Spain

The bump against all odds Germany in view of Japan (1-2) on the first day of the Group E has fully involved the team Hansi Flick in a global mess and leaves him with no margin for error if he wants to keep alive the hopes of getting into the round of 16 of the Qatar World Cup.

This Sunday’s game against Spain in the stadium Al Bayt (8:00 p.m., La1) is therefore presented as a life-or-death duel for the four-time world champion, over whom the shadow of the well-known elimination in the group stage hangs over the World Cup in Russia.

A defeat against The Red would condemn the mannschaft to pack their bags and a draw would leave the KO on the brink “We have one bullet left, the margin of error is already spent. On Sunday we will have to show our character to still have the possibility of moving forward in the last game”, acknowledged Hansi Flick yesterday taking stock of Germany’s situation in Group E.

The doubts of Germanywell articulated but excessively white in both areas, contrasts with the choral exuberance that the Spain of Luis Enrique at its premiere before Costa Rica. The difference in dynamics accentuates the doubts of the German team and the first criticisms have not been long in coming after the defeat against Japan.


The coach’s decisions, especially in the final moments, aroused criticism in Germany as did the team’s protests, with the symbolic photo of the starting eleven covering their mouths as a sign of accusation against the Qatari regime. “There was too much drama in the preview, many issues unrelated to football and that distracts you,” he charged. Lothar Matthaus.

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