He's since been in flying form for Eintracht Frankfurt, helping the Eagles climb to fourth in the Bundesliga standings. "Mario has a lot of minutes under his belt. We will think about exactly what we do with him, " said Flick, who was Germany assistant when Götze came off the bench to score in extra time of the 2014 final against Argentina. "He has enormous quality in the final third and is a player who has a very good first touch. I think he's figured out his game.
Armel Bella KotchapLukas KlostermannDRINKS BREAKThe players stop to take on fluids. That'll be a common sight in Qatar. It's hovering around 30C in Muscat today. SANE! He takes the bull by the horns again, this time forcing the goalkeeper to parry behind for a corner. The Bayern man really got hold of that! NO JOYGermany continue to enjoy the lion's share of possession, albeit without seriously testing the Oman defence. It's a useful exercise for Flick, who has a number of likely World Cup starters on the subs' bench. TALKING TACTICSOman have clearly set up to park the bus and play on the counter. Al-Subhi has a go following once such break, but is off target with his shot.
Flick isn't giving too much away with his starting line-up. Will Moukoko and Füllkrug play their way into contention for the central striker's berth that would most likely have been occupied by the injured Timo Werner? 0:59WATCH: ALL SYSTEMS GÖTZEGötze is in line to make his first Germany appearance since November 2017. The 2014 World Cup final-winning hero has battled health issues in recent years, but earned a move back to the Bundesliga this summer after rediscovering his best form with PSV Eindhoven.
Will Flick stick or twist? POST! So close to another historic Moukoko goal. The 17-year-old is first to Raum's left-wing cross, but his effort on his weaker right foot comes back off the woodwork. WARNING SHOTOman break with Al-Yahyaei, after a Germany attack involving Moukoko and Sane is picked off. The eventual shot is blocked, though. It's not the first time the hosts have exploited Flick's high line... THOROUGH EXAMINATIONGermany have work to do to break down this well-drilled Oman defence. Not sure they'll have expected such a stern test. KLOSTERMANN CONCERNThat's a blow for Klostermann. He's only played once in this season's Bundesliga due to knee troubles, and cannot continue. Ex-Bochum youngster Bella Kotchap is on to win his second senior cap.
Superb covering by the Dortmund man, who will be pushing to start against Japan next week. FÜLLKRUG! The Germany sub pounces on a mistake in the Oman rearguard, before firing a shot goalwards that Al-Mukhaini does well to tip over. Kehrer connects with the enusing corner, forcing the goalkeeper into a smart save with his outstretched foot. ANOTHER CHANCE! Here come Germany again as Sane lets Hofmann's pass run for Gündogan. He takes aim from 18 yards, but Al-Mukhaini gets behind it. CLOSE! Füllkrug is a whisker away from getting a touch to Günter's probing cross into the six-yard box. This is what it's like to see Germany with a target man! FÜLLKRUG DEBUTFüllkrug replaces fellow debutant Moukoko. The Bremen forward is one of four half-time changes - will his domestic form translate onto the international stage? Nico SchlotterbeckMatthias GinterChristian GünterDavid RaumJoshua KimmichLeon GoretzkaNiclas FüllkrugYoussoufa MoukokoGOALLESS IN MUSCATGermany have controlled the play and were unlucky not to take the lead through debutant Moukoko, but Oman have carried a threat on the counter.
SAFE HANDSNeuer gets a first touch after a Germany attack breaks down. "He's an important sounding block and someone who has a lot of experience, " Flick said of his captain prior to the game. "For me, he's still the number one [goalkeeper] in the world. "AWAY WE GO! Germany kick-off the first half in Muscat. Massive game for young Moukoko. You can bet your bottom dollar he'll deliver... THE FINAL COUNTDOWNGermany are in their change strip of black, red and gold.
Goals and Summary of Oman 0-1 Germany in Friendly Match
Oman vs Germany live stream online, TV channel and kick-off
Despite an encouraging showing, Moukoko was one of four half-time changes. His replacement Füllkrug was straight into the thick of the action, going within a whisker of turning fellow substitute Christian Günter's cross goalwards. Ilkay Gündogan and Füllkrug forced Al-Mukhaini into a pair of quick-fire saves, the latter forcing a corner. The resultant delivery found Thilo Keher, whose 10-yard strike was met by the goalkeeper's outstretched boot. Sane and substitute Julian Brandt were off target with speculative efforts, before Germany broke Oman's stubborn resistance.
With 80 minutes on the clock, Havertz teed up Füllkrug for an unerring finish from inside the area. The Werder Bremen man thought he'd doubled his and his country's tally moments later, but the goal was ruled out for offside. Match statsGermany begin their World Cup campaign against Japan on 23 November. They will also face Spain and Costa Rica in Group E. Füllkrug, who scored eight times for Germany's U19s and 20s, added to his 10 goals for Bremen this season.
Oman 0 Germany 1 LIVE RESULT: Fullkrug's late strike fired
GO-RETZKA! Goretzka's beginning to pull the strings as he feeds club-mate Sane. The Bayern forward advances with the ball at his feet, before pinging a shot over the crossbar from 18 yards. CHANCE! Germany's best opening yet as ex-Leverkusen man Havertz plays a neat one-two with Bayern's Goretzka. The shot's on from inside the area, but Al-Mukhaini makes a fine block. MOUKO-NO! Raum finds the feet of Moukoko in the box, but the teenager's first touch lets him down and the chance is gone. Right idea - just not the desired execution. CAT AND MOUSEGermany are some 64 places above Oman in the FIFA world rankings, and it shows. The four-time world champions are in complete control.
Niclas Füllkrug scores debut goal as Germany edge Oman in
Live Commentary - Oman vs Germany | 16.11.2022 - Sky Sports
Full-timeTIME ADDED ONFour additional minutes. Füllkrug is the big winner of this one... DISALLOWED GOAL! Havertz and Füllkrug combine again. It's another stonking finish, but the flag's up for offside. DEBUT GOAL! That's how to finish! Havertz drives into the area and feeds Füllkrug, who sweeps in his first Germany goal. Clinical from the Werder man! Do Germany have a new No. 9...? LET-OFF!! Al-Ghassani with another big chance, but he dallies in front of Neuer and Bella Kotchap is able to clear. HUGE CHANCE! Germany are almost undone as Al-Aghbari spies Al-Yahmadi on the right wing. His cross finds the unmarked Al-Ghassani in the six-yard box - but the Oman midfielder can only hit the side netting. Will that be the wake-up call Germany need? BRANDT ALL FIRED UPBrandt's first meaningful contribution is to ping a low shot wide.