Germany hammered the Republic of Ireland 6-1 in Dublin on Friday night in World Cup qualifying.
The fact that Germany won the game wasn’t a surprise, but the fact that they won by such a big margin sent out a signal to the rest of Europe.
Ireland are a decent team, they are not San Marino or Moldova. Ireland has players plying their trade in the Premier League, but Germany made them look like part-timers.
Germany has remerged as one of the most exciting countries in the international game. The German game has undergone something of a re-fit in recent years. This current group of players is very young and have the potential to go all the way in the game.
The outstanding young talents of Marco Reus and Toni Kroos also now seem to have come to the fore. Reus has looked really impressive for both club and country in recent months. Reus and Kroos amongst others can be world-class performers on the international stage.
Germany tends to make qualifying for the big tournaments look very easy. The Germans have made a good start to World Cup qualifying with three wins out of three in Group C. Germany don’t look like they have any rivals for the automatic qualification berth in Group C.
The current Germany squad is full of talent and potential. Their exit at the semi-final stages of Euro 2012 at the hands of Italy was something of a shock. Germany looked like they were ready to rival reigning world champions Spain for the trophy.
The World Cup in Brazil in 2014 could be Germany’s big moment. They have underachieved at international level by their high standards in recent years, but all signs point to Germany remerging as a superpower on the world stage.
Can Germany remerge as an international superpower?
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