Steffen's World Cup Diary: Group E
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A European Championship winner with Germany, Steffen Freund has agreed to stretch his diary into the World Cup - starting with a run down of the groups. Today, Group E.
Everyone said Group E was an easy group for Germany, but I'm not that sure.
Cameroon are the African Champions and they have a German manager in Winfried Schafer, so he will know the German team very well.
Then you have Ireland. They have to believe in themselves after their qualifying campaign and if a team beats Holland, you have to respect them. I think it will be tougher for Saudi Arabia.
I think Germany will win the group - I have to say that - but all three teams at the moment are very close and could beat each other on the right day.
I hope Germany do it, of course, and at the World Cup we are normally very strong. I take Ireland to finish second in the group but it is very hard - either team could lose to Cameroon as well.
Group E: Germany 8/11, Cameroon 9/4, Rep Ireland 4/1, Saudi Arabia 20/1 -
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