After racking up three consecutive wins and 11 goals with only one conceded, Germany will set out to secure a quarterfinal place in Mexico in 2011 with confidence sky high. They made light work of the well within their reach, but now must guard against complacency. But to test yourself against something like the caliber opponent like the United States, Europe will need to approach their meeting in the right frame of mind.
Stars and Stripes boast extensive experience at this level, having contested every edition of the Cup U-17 World Cup so far. Indeed, their pedigree is an important factor in their qualification for the knockout phase, after the euphoria of their opening 3-0 defeat of the Czech Republic destroyed by losing 2-1 to Uzbekistan. Wilmer Cabrera's troops then held their nerve to record a scoreless deadlock with New Zealand which sealed their last-16 place. Perhaps significantly they can claim to have luck on their side as well, after the Kiwis pipped them to second place in Group D after drawing lots.
United States has been out the last two editions of the Cup U-17 World Cup in the last 16, losing on both occasions rival Europe: Italy in Nigeria and Germany 2009 in Korea, 2007.
"Defense of the United States is very compact and organized, and they also have a class of individuals in a position to attack. It will be a difficult game for us, but I am looking forward to it because it will be a meeting between two strong teams. The fans are in for a treat, "Steffen Freund, the German coach.
"After what I saw tonight, we deserve to be in the next round we can even hope to go further than that we realize that the Mexican supporters behind us It's not normal; ... There is a rivalry between us is something. That the players must learn to overcome, "coach Wilmer Cabrera, the United States.
Germany U17 final five games:
June 27, 2011 (PD17) Panama U17 0-2 Germany U17
June 24, 2011 (PD17) Burkina Faso U17 0-3 Germany U17
June 21, 2011 (PD17) Germany U17 6-1 Ecuador U17
November 5, 2009 (PD17) Switzerland U17 4-3 Germany U17
October 30, 2009 (PD17) Germany U17 3-1 Honduras U17
Last five games the United States:
June 26, 2011 (PD17) United States U17 0-0 New Zealand U17
June 23, 2011 (PD17) United States U17 1-2 U17 Uzbekistan
June 20, 2011 (PD17) United States U17 3-0 U17 Rep.Ceko
November 4, 2009 (PD17) Italy U17 2-1 USA U17
November 1, 2009 (PD17) United States U17 1-0 UAE U17
Predicted line-ups Germany U17 vs. USA U17:
Germany U17: 1-Odisseas VLACHODIMOS, 2-Mitchell Weiser, 3-Cimo ROECKER, 4-Koray Guenter, 5-Nico PERREY, 8-Emre CAN, 16-Emre CAN, 18-Rani Khedira, 6-Robin Yalcin, 9 - Samed YESIL, 10-Levent AYCICEK.
USA U17: 1-Kendall MCINTOSH, 2-Zachary Carroll, 4-Joseph Amon, 6-Mobi Fehr, 16-Kellyn Acosta, 5-Matthew Dunn, 8-Esteban Rodriguez, 10-Guido Alejandro, 11-Marc Pelosi, 7 -Alfred Koroma, 9-Mario Rodriguez.
Prediction score of the match Germany vs USA U17 U17 by Football Zone : Germany U17 is likely to win the game by a score of 3-0.