Brazil and France are currently ranked ahead of Germany heading into the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, according to Real Madrid player Antonio Rudiger.
Rudiger stated that although Germany’s ultimate goal is to win the World Cup, they may be one of the underdogs in the tournament. Rudiger was speaking in an interview with the German publication Sport1. He stated:
The Real Madrid center-back was asked which national teams he thought were superior to Die Mannschaft, and he responded:
“Good individual players can be found in France and Brazil. These countries are a little ahead of us in that way. Germany has always been known for its strong cohesion, though.
We must all work together. no matter how challenging it becomes. All we have to do is desire more than the others.”
This summer, Rudiger left Chelsea to sign for Los Blancos on a free transfer. He plays frequently for both Carlo Ancelotti’s team and the German national team.
In nine appearances in all competitions for Madrid this season, the defender has one goal to his credit. The former AS Roma center-back has two goals to his name while wearing the colors of Germany’s senior team in 53 appearances.
Marcos Reus’s injury gives Germany hope for the 2022 FIFA World Cup
In the derby matchup against Schalke 04 on September 17, Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund appeared to have a major ankle injury and had to be helped off the field on a stretcher.
Youssoufa Moukoko scored the game-winning goal for Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion in the 78th minute to give them a 1-0 Bundesliga victory in the Revierderby. At first, it was assumed that Reus’ injury might prevent him from competing in the November 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Recent scans, however, did not reveal any indications of a fracture. Sebastian Kehl, the sporting director of Dortmund, recently made the following comment to Sport 1 (via BVBBuzz):
“The tests we performed yesterday revealed ankle damage to the external ligament rather than a fracture. It’s not so serious that it would put the World Cup in danger. Marco won’t be available to us for three to four weeks, then he’ll be back.”
Germany’s World Cup campaign begins on November 23 when they play Japan in Group E. On November 27, they will play Spain, and their last group game is against Costa Rica four days later.