Germany stars head home from Italy training base in smart casual attire as they prepare for final match with Saudi Arabia before World Cup defence
- Germany are readying themselves for Russia as they prepare for the World Cup
- Die Mannschaft left Bolanzo airport in South Tyrol, northern Italy, on Thursday
- Joachim Low’s team have one final friendly against Saudi Arabia to play
- The team made their way back home wearing a uniform outfit of bomber jackets
When you’re reigning champions of the most prestigious tournament in football history, it’s perhaps important to travel in style for a title defence.
The Germany national team did exactly that this week, making their way back to the Motherland looking calm and collected while fitted out in smart casual attire.
Thomas Muller and co made their way back to Germany on Thursday in a stylish manner
Die Mannschaft turned out in a uniform of all-black, each wearing matching bomber jackets
El Clasico rivals Marc-Andre Ter Stegan and Toni Kroos headed out to the aircraft together
The squad sauntered through Italy’s Bolzano airport on Thursday following a short training camp in the northern climbs of the country.
Germany will take to Bayer Leverkusen’s Bay Arena on Friday to welcome the side who will play opposition to Russia in the opening fixture of the tournament on June 14.
Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller and co made their way onto the waiting aeroplane each wearing matching black bomber jackets.
The world champions will be looking for an upturn in form after losing their most recent friendly fixture against Austria 2-1.
Jerome Boateng is in line to feature as Germany face Saudi Arabia on Friday evening
Mesut Ozil took to Instagram to say goodbye to South Tyrol as the German team left Italy
Despite Ozil putting Die Mannschaft ahead within 11 minutes, Austria rallied back and took victory courtesy of Martin Hinteregger and Alessandro Schopf.
Germany’s World Cup defence will begin on Sunday, June 17, when they face Mexico in their opening Group F game.
Joachim Low’s team must also overcome South Korea and Sweden if they are to come out on top and progress as group victors.
Author: Nancy Parker
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