The defending World Cup champions have not slowed down in Russia, and will take on Mexico in the second Confederations Cup semifinal.
Despite bringing the youngest team to Russia this summer, Joachim Low has guided Germany into the semifinals unblemished.
Normally led by some of the world’s elite footballers, this Germany squad is composed of some of Europe’s brightest talents. Emre Can, Julian Draxler and Joshua Kimmich are just a few of the rising talents getting valuable experience in Russia. Germany cruised through the group stage, only dropping points to Chile in a 1-1 draw.
Mexico needed a win over the hosts to secure their spot in the semifinals, but they have qualified as runners-up in Group A. Juan Carlos Osorio did his fair share of tinkering in his team’s first two games, but his best lineup showed up against Russia. Keep an eye out for Hirving Lozano, a 21-year old winger who started against Russia and made his case for more playing time.
It’s a much bigger match for Mexico, who are curious to see how they fare against the world’s elite. El Tri are top dog on their own continent, but need strong performances against the best competition to build confidence heading into next year’s World Cup.
Here’s everything you need to know about the second semifinal:
Germany vs. Mexico Viewing Info
Date: Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Fisht Stadium, Sochi
TV Channel: Fox Sports 2 & Telemundo