Johannesburg, Jun 27: Its again time for another struggle for the old rivals Germany and England on Sunday, Jun 27 FIFA World Cup.
Fabio Capello, the current manager of England football national team, has informed that striker Wayne Rooney is fit and strong to play against Germany in the last 16 of the World Cup. Rooney is set to punch those who disparaged him for the below-par performances in the tournament so far. Ledley King will be out of this match due to the groin injury he had during the match with USA.
The key players of England include Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney and John Terry. England fans will not give any excuses if they don't win the match as the team comes with full strength to battle with Germany.
Germany too comes with the strong players like Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Likas Podolski and Philipp Lahm. England will have to keep an eye on German player Ozil, who has emerged as one of the stars of the World CUp. “If England want to neutralise the threat of Mesut Ozil they need only to man-mark him," said Ghana's John Pantsil.
England has played Germany four times at the World Cup and each game has finished after the 90 minutes when it has gone to extra time or penalties. So both the team hopes to avoid more penalty shoot-outs again. Countdown has stated for the big game..