Untested Germans seek Confed Cup thrills at theme park site

The Socceroos will next face Cameroon before a final group clash against Chile who themselves beat Cameroon 2-0 in the first game of the group. He scored his first ever goal against Australia, looked the part and led by example.

Germany always seemed to have an extra gear and they exercised it nearly straight from the kick-off as they restored their lead from the penalty spot.

After being comprehensively beaten 4-0 by Brazil in a friendly on Tuesday, Australia has arrived at the eight-team Confederations Cup on a low.

"In the last last two and half years being involved in this group I've seen players buy into a philosophy and evolve", he said.

"We've gone onto the world stage and competed, not just going there and being physical". And while the players might cross into the fantasy world across the road to try the extreme rides, they can't afford to ease up on the pitch if they are to return to Russian Federation.

"We showed we were fitter and stronger than them, but we just couldn't punish them enough".

Loew has rested all of the team which won the 2014 World Cup final, but insists the Confed Cup gives him the flawless platform to test Germany's next crop of stars. "Some concepts we've already assimilated, others will come in time".

"We're a new squad and I think with each training session and with each game we're getting more confident", Kimmich said.

"They know they have to produce". Unfortunately for them, the influential left-back picked up an injury in the 1-0 defeat of Morocco in a 2019 continental finals qualifier played just before they set off for Russian Federation, and has not been replaced.

Germany's Julian Draxler, right, fight an aerial duel wit two Australian players during the Confederations Cup, Group B soccer match between Australia and Germany, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Monday, June 19, .

The Asian champions were undermined by two key shortcomings in their 3-2 defeat to the Germans: they conceded goals too quickly and struggled to retain possession, an area in which coach Ange Postecoglou will be looking for more from talented midfielder Aaron Mooy.

"I am happy that we've got the first three points", Low said at his press conference.

"We don't buy into any of that stuff [about Germany being weak]".

"They have faultless during their qualifying". Although he hasn't scored for England in their U-21 European Championship so far, Aidy Boothroyd is expected to name Abraham in his starting line-up.

Being on the verge of 100 caps and 50 goals, Cahill can make history at this Confed Cup - whether he starts or not against Germany. "He's a player who may start wide but who moves towards the ball, who will pop up in midfield, who will create for you".

"To hopefully get that mark would be a massive honour in my career", he said.