Group B Denmark v Germany Arena Lviv
GERMANY ARE not considering all the permutations ahead of their final Euro 2012 group game against Denmark tomorrow as they aim only to get the result they need to reach the quarter-finals.
Joachim Low’s side are the only ones to have won both of their opening group fixtures so far, but not even that assures them a place in the last eight.
They need just a point from their final group game to secure their passage, while a defeat would complicate matters in Group B.
Should they lose only a Portugal win could send them out and even then goal difference would come into the equation.
Germany’s assistant coach Hans-Dieter Flick said he and the coaching staff are aware of the different scenarios, but they are not wasting any time considering them.
“Of course we need to know about it, but we are not thinking about that yet because everything is in our own hands,” he said.
Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner is set to be punished for exposing a sponsored pair of underwear in their second round defeat to Portugal.
Uefa confirmed they were taking disciplinary action against the Arsenal striker, who dropped his shorts below his waistline and hoisted his shirt after scoring twice in Wednesday’s Group B match in Lviv.
Bendtner has already been reprimanded by the Danish Football Association, despite claiming he had no idea he had broken any rules.
Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)
Lindegaard, Schmeichel, Wass, Bjelland. Silberbauer, Okore, C Poulsen, Zimling, Schone, Kahlenberg, Pedersen,
Coach: Morten Olsen
Wiese, Zieler, Hoewedes, Mertesacker, Bender, Goetze, Guendogan, Kroos, Reus, Schuerrle, Klose
Coach: Joachim Low