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Shootout kings Germany Confident Against Mexico


Germany is a penalty kick-out. But the world champion hopes to see Mexico in the semi-final of the Confederations Cup without scaring off.

Germany has won five penalty kick-outs since 1976 in the World Cup finals and European championships.

Joachim Loew's team will face Mexico in Sochi at the final of the Southern Confederations Cup in St. Petersburg or Chile.

Germany, who won the Confed Cup, had a semi-final defeat at Euro 2016 and decided to play in the first place in 13 years.

Left-back Jonas Hector said young German catchers have not practiced free-kicks yet and hope to win Mexico for 90 minutes.

"We want to avoid this situation. [Penalty]" Hector admitted.

"Nevertheless, Germans seem to be fining their blood."

The U-21 national team won England's U-21 European Championship title with a 4-3 win over England on Tuesday.

Row said he did not have a list of people receiving his top five penalties.

"Sometimes the athletes practice, but at night they can not train," the German coach said. "If that happens, we'll look at the players' faces after the final whistle and make the decision after considering the person who is ready and has missed them in the past," Low added.

The Germans are expecting a battle with the returning kings of Mexico.

2-2 draw with Portugal 2-1 to beat New Zealand and Russia 2-1.

"It will be aggressive in a positive sense," Lowe said. "They hunt the ball with all the players, and when they have it, they play it deeply."

German coach Joachim Loew will attend the press conference - AFP
German coach Joachim Loew will attend the press conference - AFP
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio (South Africa) has no coach Andres Guardado.

Lowe is expected to return with left-handed Hector Hector with Lars Stindl, who now scored twice in Russia.

Loew said Marc-Andre ter Stegen of Barcelona will be the goalkeeper for the rest while Manuel Neuer is missing the Confed Cup after foot surgery.

Mexico's prominent scorer Javier Hernandez knows all about German football after two seasons with Bayer Leverkusen.

"We know them, we know them, and we will focus on our team and tactics," said striker Manchester United, former Manchester United striker.

The German team finished third in the 2005 Mexico Cup and defeated Mexico 4-3.

They expect to advance to Sunday's final without hiding their confidence.

"I think I'm headed for St. Petersburg in terms of shark emotions," Lowe said.

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