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World Cup 2010 – German playing schedule

FIFA World Cup 2010 logoKick-off for the Soccer World Cup 2010 in South Africa! The first game yesterday saw a 1:1 draw between Mexico and South Africa, the host, who traditionally plays the opening game.

The German team will be competing in the Group D preliminaries, against Australia, Serbia and Ghana. Their playing schedule for the preliminary round is as follows (times are local times):

Germany vs Australia

  • Day: Sunday, June 13
  • Time: 20:30 (8:30PM)
  • Place: Durban

Germany vs Serbia

  • Day: Friday, June 18
  • Time: 13:30 (1:30PM)
  • Place: Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth

Germany vs Ghana

  • Day: Wednesday, June 23
  • Time: 20:30 (8:30PM)
  • Place: Johannesburg

Although Germany is the favorite for this group in most people’s books, it is not going to be easy to succeed in this group.

After qualifying in 2006, Australia has now entered the World Cup twice in a row and the team has vastly improved over the years. Their role as underdog is certainly over and the ‘socceroos’ might be one of the surprises for this Cup.

Serbia’s tough defence will be a challenge for the German offensive forces and to break through much creativity will be needed.

Ghana is arguably Africa’s strongest team with a great spirit and eagerness to win. Although their key player, Michael Essien, has been injured and won’t play, we can expect much speed and joy of playing.

We’re in for some exciting matches in this group and I’m sure German coach Jogi Löw already has different strategies for each opponent.



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