BEL vs GER Dream 11 Team: World champions Belgium look to regain lost glory after a streak of 3 straight defeats
Heavily touted to not only dominate the league stage but also walk away with the glistening trophy at the culmination of the tournament, things have started unravelling pretty quickly for Belgium. After what was an exemplary start from them, one a testament to their identity as World Cup winners, things have started waning and waning fast for them.
The two consecutive matches against Netherlands have not done any favour to their chances of hanging onto their top 4 position either. They’ve gone onto lose both the matches against them by a total margin of 8-3, with a shambolic piece of defending on display in both the encounters.
Elsewhere, for all that has gone wrong for Belgium, everything has charted out perfectly for Germany. Their turnaround has been one of the best stories of this tournament with their streak extending to 5 straight wins now to propel them all the way into third place after previously floundering to find themselves anywhere close to the top 4.
However both these sides know they can’t keep hanging onto their laurels. With Great Britain and Argentina persistently snapping at their heels in fifth and sixth position, a defeat would leave either side in a precarious situation heading into the culminating stages of the tournament.
Despite all of Belgium’s aberrations, there’s no forgetting the fact that they are the current world champions. And while the defence has completely fallen apart, leaking goals by the minute off late, the attack has refused to cease. The goals are coming in at a fast rate for Belgium and against a German side known to concede, Belgium will be fancying their chances of stemming a horrid spree.
On the other hand, Germany themselves will be pretty confident of defeating Belgium. The 5 straight wins have been born by their determination and grit with the side refusing to be beaten despite sitting in the trenches.
Overall, this is bound to be a high scoring match one where the strikers of both the units are going to enjoy their day out. It was 4-4 the last time these two sides met with Germany holding their composure in the penalty shoot-out to win 5-4. This is going to be an identical match and we see Germany coming out of it with another win against Belgium.
Goal-Keeper for BEL vs GER Dream 11
Picking a goal-keeper was the toughest decision we had to make. Both the sides have chopped and changed so frequently that it’s never sure who they’ll field out but with Aly playing the last two matches we are going to select him from Germany.
Defenders for BEL vs GER Dream 11
The bare minimum of three defenders will be composing our unit on the day. With a high possibility of goals galore, we don’t want to waste too many spaces by picking up defenders who are not going to be accorded a chance of keeping a cleansheet.
That sees us opt for the attack minded defenders, players who love carrying the ball forward and getting involved in the penalty corner routines. Martin Haner and Grambush are going to find a way in our side from Germany while from Belgium in comes Arthur.
Midfielders for BEL vs GER Dream 11
Time to start compensating our side with players and this sees us pick out 4 midfielders for our Dream 11 side. We’ll begin with our reasoning for the German duo of Niklas Wellen and Herzbruch first.
A major part of Germany’s resurgence, this pivot in the middle of the part has been sensational to watch. The astounding know how of the game the two players have imbedded into their side has paid massive dividends with Germany becoming a completely new look outfit ever since the two have made an advent into the line-up.
We will be having two players from Belgium as well and Denayer and Wegnez are the two picks. They haven’t been in the best of forms lately but Germany is just the side which can bring them back amongst the assists and goals.
Forwards for BEL vs GER Dream 11
36 goals speak volumes about how Belgium have ripped apart defences and spilt water all over the defensive gameplans of their opponents. The quick moves they make to open up defences and traverse past defenders with such pace and fluidity is a sight held in reverence and it is a certainty that they’ll be scoring once again today. Charlier and Boon are the two players who come in from their side.
From Germany it’s going to be Fuchs who is going to complete our side and slightly edge our team’s balance 6-5 in Germany’s favour.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Both the picks are strikers for this with Boon from Belgium our captain while Fuchs from Germany is our vice-captain pick.
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Match: Germany Vs Belgium
Date And Time: 13th June, Thursday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Crefelder Hockey Club, Krefeld
Television: Star Sports 3/HD