Joachim Low who is the manager of Germany agrees that his team is among the possible team to clinch the 2014 FIFA World Cup Title this upcoming summer. He however admitted that the expectations of Germany winning the world cup keeps on fluctuating as we near the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Germany won the 1990 FIFA World Cup and have been able to make it into the semifinal stages during the last two world cups, the 2006 and the 2010 world cup. During the 2008 UEFA EURO championship, Germany were able to reach the final stages and finished in the fourth place during the UEFA EURO 2012.
With this previous performances that were appealing, Low believes that his team is in the position to pull a surprise in Brazil. He however hinted that Brazil among other big teams are the obstacle they have to overcome for them to scale even higher.
Low said that despite his team being in good form and very much competitive, the hosting team Brazil has greater chances as they will enjoy the home advantage and will receive motivation from the 2013 Confederations Cup that they clinched victory.
He says that there are other teams who are termed favourites just like Germany but they are also behind Brazil. During the press conference that marked the end of a training camp for Germany in South Tyrol, Low was a bit distracted by the question as to whether his team has chances of winning the fourth world cup title.
In his answer, Low said that it was too early to predict whether Germany will win the title as much is expected to change in the 2 weeks to come. On Saturday night, Germany will face Cameroon in a friendly match which is part of their preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
It is after this match that the Germany boss will be able to identify the best 23 players from a 26 man provisional squad. Low is expected to submit the final squad to FIFA on Monday 2nd June.