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Germany v Cameroon: Cameroon to go down swinging

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Germany are vying for top spot in their group, but Kevin Hatchard believes a dangerous Cameroon team could give them a few problems.

"Germany have already conceded three goals in two games, and I think Cameroon have the quality in attack to cause them problems."

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Germany v Cameroon
Sunday June 25, 16:00
Live on ITV 1


Having beaten Australia 3-2 and drawn 1-1 with Chile, Germany know that even a win in their final fixture may not be enough for them to win the group if the Chileans comfortably see off Australia. Second place in the group would mean Die Mannschaft would face a long trip for their semi-final, and that's something coach Jogi Loew is keen to avoid.

Loew was full of praise for his players after their 1-1 draw with the south American champions. Germany gifted Chile an early lead (although Alexis Sanchez still needed to produce a stunning finish), but then steadied themselves and fought back. Considering this group of players hasn't had much time together as a unit, they've done pretty well, but I think it says a lot that they have already leaked three goals in the tournament.

Loew says he will shuffle his pack for this game to keep the squad fresh, but he daren't take too many chances against a Cameroon team that has plenty of exciting players, but hasn't shown the necessary ruthlessness so far. Against Australia, the Indomitable Lions took the lead just before half-time, but they gave away a totally unnecessary penalty, and then missed several good chances to win the game.

Cameroon know they have to win, and they'll play aggressively, committing men forward. Christian Bassogog has caught the eye with his searing speed, while central striker Vincent Aboubakar has done everything but score so far.

The African champions have to go for goals, and Germany have some weaknesses in defence at the moment, with several key players on their holidays. Therefore, I'll back both teams to find the net.


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