Thomas Mueller Bails World Champions Germany Out Against Spain

Germany set to field strong side against Spain

Injuries had impacted the Spain squad ahead of Friday's friendly with Sergio Busquets missing the match, however, the Spanish coach believed the team rallied in such a circumstance.

The biggest absence will be Germany captain Manuel Neuer, recovering from a fractured foot, while Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will start in goal. "We have a good feeling after this game against the best team in the world", said Lopetegui, whose own unbeaten run with Spain is now 17 games.

Spain substitute Diego Costa had chance to snatch a late victor but he could not convert and the two countries - who could meet again in the World Cup semi-finals - ended up sharing the honours.

La Roja almost got a second goal after a string of delightful passes played in David Silva, but his momentum took him past the ball and he was unable to properly control. At half-time, Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez came on for Iniesta in the Spanish midfield.

More news: Blocked sensor prompts recall of 452000 Kidde smoke alarms

Ter Stegen was outstanding on Spain's best chance, a shot from point-blank by Isco, while De Gea deftly handed a strike by Ilkay Gndogan.

There was little to choose between the two sides, who both demonstrated their quality and strength in depth and showed they will take some beating at this summer's Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup. Isco forced a good save from ter Stegen, while on the other end, Mats Hummels went close in the 65th minute.

Joao Miranda scored the opener in the 53rd minute, while Phillipe Coutinho made it 2-0 from the spot.

"David De Gea made a lot of saves and we had some clear chances too".

More news: Pop stars to play first North Korean concert in a decade

"I am sure that in a World Cup match it would be different, but neither of us has taken the game as a friendly, but with rigour and ambition".

A flurry of substitutions interrupted the flow of the match in the second half but Spain still had sights of goal with a stretching David Silva finding the side netting from a Marco Asensio cross before Diego Costa had a good chance blocked. I believe my team is nearly ready for the World Cup. "We're putting in a solid level of performance".

With that in mind, Lopetegui named a strong side - as did Germany counterpart Joachim Low - which included a 150th worldwide appearance for Sergio Ramos.

More news: Watch Michigan State vs. Syracuse online

Related:

  • Morata wasn't happy with Spain snub, admits Alonso

    Morata wasn't happy with Spain snub, admits Alonso

    Lopetegui has not ruled out taking the former Juventus striker to the World Cup in Russian Federation however. Morata found the net with a confident sidefoot finish in Chelsea's 2-1 FA Cup win over Leicester on Sunday.
    Geelani steps down from TeH post

    Geelani steps down from TeH post

    He extended his fullest cooperation and honest wishes to the would-be leadership of the organization. NIA has arrested several senior pro-freedom leaders in the past one year.
    NCAA Tournament Recap and Sweet 16 Preview

    NCAA Tournament Recap and Sweet 16 Preview

    The NCAA Tournament , otherwise known as " March Madness " is one of the most fun and exciting times in all of sports. Hence the optimism is high for Ramblers fans as they approach the region semifinals at Phillips Arena Thursday.
  • Boko Haram Jihadists Free Nigerian School Girls

    Boko Haram Jihadists Free Nigerian School Girls

    UNICEF has expressed delight over the return of the Kidnapped Dapchi school girls abducted on the 19th February by Boko Haram . Nigeria's Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the government had not paid Boko Haram a ransom to secure the girls' release.
    Ex-Playmate Sues to Spill Beans About Trump

    Ex-Playmate Sues to Spill Beans About Trump

    Her lawyer then told her that the company wasn't interested in her story but that "he and AMI updated Mr. She was previously given a $130,000 payout for her silence on her interactions with Trump.
    USA  large retailers urge Trump against China tariffs

    USA large retailers urge Trump against China tariffs

    USA businesses in China have long complained about being forced to hand over technology as the price of gaining access to the market.
  • Peruvian President announces resignation before impeachment vote

    Peruvian President announces resignation before impeachment vote

    In December he pardoned former President Alberto Fujimori from jail in an apparent deal with lawmakers to avoid an impeachment. President Trump has said he will attend the event - making it his first stop in Latin America since taking office.
    Telangana CM to meet Mamata Banerjee March 19

    Telangana CM to meet Mamata Banerjee March 19

    Accompanied KCR, who travelled to Kolkata from Hyderabad this morning, was Rajya Sabha MP K Keshava Rao and Nizamabad MP Kavitha. Speaking to media persons later, Khuntia said that the Congress party was serious on the issue of SC categorisation.
    FA clarifies England's World Cup stance amid Prime Minister's Russia boycott

    FA clarifies England's World Cup stance amid Prime Minister's Russia boycott

    Simonyan also added that the refusal to participate in the World Cup could threaten the relationship between countries. Prime Minister Theresa May says it is " highly likely " Russian Federation is responsible.
  • Fed boosts interest rate, predicts two more hikes this year

    Fed boosts interest rate, predicts two more hikes this year

    Traders were responding the first rise in the U.S. benchmark interest rate this year, announced by the Fed on Wednesday. The US is projected to grow at 2.7 per cent in 2018, up from 2.5 per cent projected in December.
    NY senator introduces bill for animal welfare after dog dies on flight

    NY senator introduces bill for animal welfare after dog dies on flight

    However, our flight attendant did not hear or understand her, and did not knowingly place the dog in the overhead bin. During the "dog-in", a legislation was unveiled to create a new Pet Passenger Bill of Rights called Kokito's Law.
    As thousands flee assaults in Syria, rebels won't let others out

    As thousands flee assaults in Syria, rebels won't let others out

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights could not say who carried out the strikes on the town of Zamalka. Mobile clinics were open and some people were taken to hospital in the capital, it said.

Comments

Latest news

Asian shares slump on fears of trade war between US, China
A gauge of stocks across the world put out by MSCI fell almost 2 percent and lost 3.4 percent of its value during the week. The S&P technology index has lost 5.3 percent in the past four days in the aftermath of Facebook's data privacy issues.

WrestleMania update on AJ Styles, John Cena talks Daniel Bryan
Joseph Maroon had given Daniel Bryan the all-clear - as well as leading neurosurgeons, neurologists, and concussion experts Dr. Knowing that, let's talk about what we've been talking about all week: possible, current WWE dream matches for Daniel Bryan .

Kate Middleton Attends Last Events Before Maternity Leave
For the event, the Duchess of Cambridge dressed in a brand-new maternity outfit, not to mention a brand-new color scheme. Past year more than nine million people took part across the 53 Commonwealth countries.

Koreas Hold Summit Prep Talks Next Week
Moon said negotiations are continuing ahead of the "historic talks" planned for next month with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. President Trump's decision to agree to denuclearization talks by the end of May caught allies and adversaries by surprise.

That interstellar asteroid probably came from a solar system with two suns
A team of researchers has examined the data collected on Oumuamua trying to determine where this asteroid is coming from. The cigar-shaped rock tumbling through our solar system may be more alien than we thought.

MS law bans abortions past 15 weeks gestation
Soon after signing the bill, the governor tweeted: "I was proud to sign House Bill 1510 this afternoon". Courts have consistently struck down similar bans on abortion before viability as unconstitutional.

Avengers Infinity War: Thanos and Thor will Have the Most Screentime
From the official runtime to who gets the most screen time, he has shared it all with fans get even more excited about the film. The American superhero flick is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers and is produced by Marvel Studios .

Ninja's Monthly Earnings Top $500000 Streaming Fortnite on Twitch
PUBG Mobile is available now for Android or iPhone and is hands-down the best battle royale title for mobile gamers. The Fortnite leprechaun skin doesn't just look great, it also seems to offer a huge strategic advantage.

New moms scrambling with Babies "R" Us stores closing soon
NPD's Consumer Tracking Service has found that Toys "R" Us represented approximately 12% of U.S. toy industry sales in 2017. Nevertheless, going to the store is still a ritual for a number of families that want to see the toy before buying it.

Explosion Inside Texas FedEx Location Believed to be Tied to Serial Bomber
The explosion follows a string of four package-bombings in Austin that have left two victims dead and four injured since March 2. The ATF could not confirm that the latest explosion is associated with the Austin blasts, ATF spokeswoman Nicole Strong said.

Uber Death Elicits Warning From Union Leery of Robo-Truckers
As a result Uber has suspended all testing of its self driving cars across the world, including here in Toronto. This is due to her stepping from the shadows near the median and into the path of the vehicle .

Apple Is Test Building Its Own MicroLED Displays In A Secret Facility
The backplanes, an underlying component that electronically powers the displays , are developed at the Taiwan facility. The key difference is that MicroLED can be brighter than OLED displays and don't suffer as much from burn-in issues.

Family, neighbors react to Amy Yu's return to Allentown, Kevin Esterly's arrest
After his arrest, US Homeland Security Investigations agents and the US Marshals Service escorted Esterly to Miami. Amy went with Esterly willing, police said. "She wants Amy home with her mom, that is what she has always wanted".

Darious Hall provides hope for Arkansas' future in disappointing NCAA Tournament loss
We just talked about survive and advance. "They've got firepower and some offensive weapons that can get you back in the game". Kelan Martin scored 27 points and Kamar Baldwin added 24 for Butler, which advanced to face second-seeded Purdue on Sunday.

Turkey-backed Syrian forces seize control of Afrin's centre
Ankara said the demand did not apply to Afrin, but its operation has faced criticism in the West. He added, "Our forces all over Afrin will become a constant nightmare for them".

Other news