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Don't fall in love with Germany

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On paper, this year's Germany looks better than the one that won the World Cup in 2014.

The team that traveled to Brazil was relying on a then 36-year-old to bang in goals. The team that just qualified for the World Cup has two strikers, Sandro Wagner and Timo Werner, who can do that.

Manuel Neuer looked irreplaceable three years ago. Germany have won nearly every game in 2017 without him.

But with the World Cup still eight months away, it's hard to fall in love with a team that hasn't really been challenged. Germany appear to be the world's best team now, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. When they lineup against the world's best, there is a very good chance they will come up second best.

Deeper than ever

It is futile to question Germany's squad depth after they picked up the Confederations Cup with a "B squad" and the European Under-21........

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