Match 8: 1st December 2018 at 7:00 PM IST
Germany are pitted against Pakistan in their opening encounter of Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018. The winners of 2002, 2006 editions and bronze medalists at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, Germany are one of the favourites to top Pool D. They are certainly one of the teams with immense potential and quality aplenty that can go the distance.
Four times World Champions Pakistan should draw inspiration from the fact that they are the most successful team in the history of the game and come good. Pakistan has lifted the World Cup trophy in 1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994 edition and also bagged silver medals twice in Olympics.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
Played – 4; Germany- 3, Pakistan – 1
In World Cup:
Played – 2; Germany – 1, Pakistan – 1
Germany Hockey squad: Mark Appel, Tobias Walter, Florian Fuchs, Benedikt Fürk, Mats Grambusch, Tom Grambusch, Johannes Große, Martin Häner, Tobias Hauke, Timm Herzbruch, Dieter Linnekogel, Marco Miltkau, Mathias Müller, Dan Nguyen Luong, Christopher Rühr, Ferdinand Weinke, Niklas Wellen and Lukas Windfeder.
Pakistan Hockey squad: Imran Butt, Mazhar Abbas, M.Irfan Sr, Aleem Bilal, Mubashar Ali, M.Tauseeq Arshad, Tasawwar Abbas, Rashid Mahmood, Ajaz Ahmed, Ammad Shakeel Butt, M.Irfan Jr, M.Rizwan Sr, Ali Shan, Faisal Qadir, Abubakr Mahmood, Umar Bhutta, M.Atiq Arshad and Mohammad Zubair.
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Germany fantasy picks:
Florian Fuchs and Christopher Rühr are two forwards the Germans would be banking on for goals. Timm Herzbruch is another who can strike.
Tobias Hauke and Mats Grambusch are the two pillars of Germany’s midfield while captain Martin Häner is rock solid holding the line of defence.
Pakistan fantasy picks:
In Muhammad Rizwan Sr, the Green Shirts have a seasoned campaigner and a skilful player. Muhammad Umar Bhutta, Muhammad Irfan Sr., Muhammad Atiq Arshad and Muhammad Irfan Sr. are among others who can be backed to deliver.
Indian viewers can watch Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 on Star Sports and Doordarshan. Germany vs Pakistan Hockey match can also be Live Streamed Online on Hotstar.
This Germany vs Pakistan Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your PAK vs GER Dream11 Team from the squad listed above. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update.