Per Mertesacker 22', Mesut Özil 74' (pg), Thomas Müller 84'
In an unusual location and difficult conditions, Germany secure another three points to leave them one home win away from Brazil!
"It was a mandatory requirement to pick up three points here and it was the sort of game we had expected," admitted Germany coach Joachim Löw. "They stood with 10 men in the penalty area, they are a team who know how to defend well.Germany and Löw build on confidence with one eye on Brazil
" But we also saw that the Faroes are capable of defending very well. It wasn't easy as a result. Especially when it came to the final pass, it's still something we need to improve. Overall we were a lot more stable defensively in these last two games. Now we can finalize qualification at home and that's always nice."Germany close thanks to Faroes win
Ozil on target in comfortable win - from goal.com with match statistics and player ratings
"Of course, I kept an eye on him a bit to see how he was feeling," Löw said of Ozil after the victory in Torshavn put Germany a win away from a 2014 World Cup place.
Löw: "Manchmal war es wie beim Handball" - a post-match interview from dfb.de. Jogi talks about his thoughts on the match, the defensive situation, praising the defense, but saying the omitted Mats Hummels still has his trust ("he had a good tournament at Euro 2012 and can play at this level"), his reasons for not playing Mario Gomez in either game, and Sidney Sam.
Vertragsgespräche Mitte Oktober - a review of the inernational break weekend, Jogi says there will be no contract negotiations until qualification has been achieved, and speaks of a busy programme ahead of watching Bundesliga and Champions League games.
In the post-match interview with ZDF, he mentioned there would be friendly games against both Italy and England, should all teams in question qualify (Italy had secured their place that night.)
Manuel Neuer, Marcel Schmelzer (Benedikt Höwedes), Jerome Boateng, Per Mertesacker, Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira, Julian Draxler (Andre Schürrle), Mesut Özil, Thomas Müller (Sidney Sam), Miroslav Klose (Max Kruse)
The Germany squad arrived in the Faroe Islands Monday lunchtime and then travelled the 50 km to their base with Jogi speaking at a press conference to give his initial impressions of the Islands. He described the nature, buildings and the abundance of colour and added "The Faroe Islands are exceptionally beautiful". from dfb.de
"We're taking the game very seriously," he said. "The Faroes make things difficult for the opposition when they play at home - they've impressed me! The most important thing is to accept the conditions and take maximum points from the game."German coach Joachim Löw ready for rough and ready tie with Faroe Islands
"My first impression is that there is a lot of nature here. The island seems like a rough place and I think we are going to have to deal with rough and tough players.Löw: "Möchte keinen Spieler hören, der jammert"
"I do not want to hear any players moaning" he said, on the conditions the players will face.
Main Team news:
Schürrle oder Draxler: Wer ersetzt Reus in Torshavn? - a summary of the press conference from dfb.de
Joachim Löw: "Walfleisch würde ich nicht essen" - questions and answers with Jogi on arrival. He talks of the hotel menu, the salmon being truly outstanding, but personally cannot be tempted by the whalemeat!
Germany without Reus for Faroe Islands trip - 9 September 2013
Video of the last training session from tv.dfb.de
For full details of team news prior to the September qualifiers, see my Austria page.
Last updated 12 September 2013