Germany Focused on Defending the World Cup-Bierhoff

Germany are aiming to use this month’s Confederations Cup as preparation for their defence of the World Cup, according to team manager Oliver Bierhoff.

The main goal is to win the FIFA World Cup again in 2018,” he said.

t’s an important tournament from a sporting view,” he added, referring to the Confederations Cup.

“Once you’re here, you want to win and give a good impression.

“The [training] complex is exceptional. Everything is well organised. We have optimal training conditions.”

Germany have selected a relatively inexperienced squad for the competition, with Bayer Leverkusen attacker Julian Brandt among those hoping to impress ahead of the World Cup.

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