Can Germany go back-to-back? The defending World Cup champions want to repeat while Norway just wants to qualify for the tournament. These two teams clash on Sep. 4 and HollywoodLife.com wants you to watch every amazing second!
By the time the World Cup kicks off in Russia in 2018, it will be 20 years since Norway qualified for the biggest soccer tournament on the planet. Will they be among the 32 teams vying for the trophy? This desperation means Germany better not sleep on the Norwegians when they roll into Oslo’s Ullevaal Sadion for this qualifier match. The game starts at 2:45 PM ET so be ready to witness every diving kick, screaming header and goaaaaaal!
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Norway might have lucked out with the UEFA qualification group draw. Even though they landed in Group C with the defending champs, the team has to compete with the Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Azerbaijan and San Marino. A decent showing against Germany, followed by some high scoring games, could give the Norwegians a fighting chance at making it to Russia in 2018.
Germany will have three Silver medalists on their team, as they called up Hoffenheim’s Niklas Suele, Julian Brandy of Bayer Leverkusen and Shakle’s Max Meyer to the team. These men were part of the squad that tried to defeat Brazil in the Rio 2016 Olympics, but Silver is just as nice. Sadly, the team will be without striker Andre Schurrle, per Goal.com. The Borussia Dortmund winger had to pull out of the game due to a back injury.
“Our goal over the next two years is to build a team that will be capable of defending the title in Russia,” Germany’s coach Joachim Loew told the News & Observer. “We have many experienced players in our group who are the backbone of the team and who take responsibility. But at the same time we want to give young players a chance of showing what they can do.”
There’s plenty of time for the Germans to strut their stuff. Will they prove to Norway why they’re the defending champs? Or could the Norwegian team pull off a major upset at the start of the European qualifications?
Who do you think is going to win this game, HollywoodLifers? Germany or Norway?