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Julian Nagelsmann, the new coach of the German national soccer team, will play his first national team match against the United States. Attention is being paid to whether he can actually win this game.

The German national soccer team,스포츠토토 led by coach Julian Nagelsmann, will face the United States in the October 2023 A-match warm-up match held at Renstler Field in Connecticut, U.S., at 4 a.m. on the 15th (Korean time). The United States is ranked 11th and Germany is 15th in the FIFA rankings.

# Nagelsman’s special order! Repair the tank corps!

Coach Nagelsmann pledged to revive the German national team. Germany will participate as a host country in UEFA Euro 2024, which will be held next year. Coach Nagelsmann said at the inauguration ceremony, “The Euro Championship will be held in our country. It is a very special and rare event. The German national team will become a strong team by next year,” and said, “We are aware of the importance of next year’s tournament and are preparing thoroughly to achieve good results.” I promised to do it.

However, looking at the recent situation of the German national soccer team, it does not seem easy. At the World Cup, they failed to advance to the knockout stages for two consecutive tournaments. Also, Germany showed a lethargic performance, recording 1 draw and 4 losses in 5 games before winning against France. This was the first time in history that the German Football Association dismissed a national team coach. Coach Hansi Flick received the disgrace of being the first coach to be sacked in German soccer history.

In this situation, 36-year-old young coach Nagelsmann began repairing the tank corps. Players who were recently excluded from the national team roster, such as Mats Hummels and Leon Goretzka, were brought back, and three new faces, Kevin Behrens, Chris Fürich, and Robert Andrich, were selected for the national team. It is not yet known what kind of tactics he will use with the players he personally selected, but since he is coach Nagelsmann, who is famous for using a variety of tactics, German soccer fans are looking forward to it.

# Will the ‘Golden Generation’ USA succeed in going undefeated in 14 games?

Home team USA has a squad strong enough to be called the ‘Golden Generation’. Most of the national team members, including AC Milan’s Christian Pulisic and Sergiño Dest, Juventus’ Timothy Weah, and Nottingham Forest FC’s goalkeeper Matt Turner, are playing in the European big leagues.

Thanks to this squad, they succeeded in advancing to the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, becoming the only North and Central American countries to advance to the tournament, and reached the semifinals at the 2023 CONCACAF (North, Central American & Caribbean Football Confederation) Gold Cup.

The strength of this golden generation can be seen in the game results. The United States has been undefeated in 13 games, from a friendly match against Colombia in January this year to a match against Oman in September. In the Gold Cup, they were eliminated by Panama in a penalty shootout, but the official record was a draw, so they were able to keep their record.

In this match, we will face the tank corps of Germany. Germany is a traditional powerhouse, but looking at their recent performance, there is no reason for the United States to be afraid. In the FIFA rankings, Germany is ranked 15th and the United States is ranked 11th, with the United States ranked higher. Also, Germany has no clean sheets in the last 6 games. On the other hand, the United States managed to score in every game while recording a 13-game undefeated streak. Interestingly, the most recent match between the two teams ended in a victory for the United States. This is a golden opportunity for the United States to get its second win in a row against Germany and at the same time continue its undefeated streak of 14 games in a row.

Germany, which needs to lift its sluggish mood for Euro 2024, will face off against the United States, which is trying to continue its upward trend. The two teams have no draws in 7 games and have scored an average of 3 goals per game. The two teams who have always competed fiercely will compete once again. Attention is being paid to which team will achieve its goal.

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