Mats Hummels criticises Germany fans for booing Ilkay Gundogan

FIFA World Cup Group A Saudi Arabia

FIFA World Cup Group A Saudi Arabia

The hosts will need to play better when they face Mexico in their World Cup opener on Sunday, 17 June.

'Today we missed a lot of chances, were really open in defence and allowed too many counter attacks from Saudi Arabia.

"We will improve and once the tournament starts we will be ready".

Reus took a long pass from Joshua Kimmich first time in the left side of the penalty area and cut back for Werner, who crashed the ball in off the underside of the crossbar. This was a very powerful and useful experience for us. It is predicted that Germany has more chance to win this friendly match.

"We were even lucky in the end", Germany coach Joachim Low said.

A former Dortmund team-mate of Reus' will enter Russian Federation 2018 under a cloud - Ilkay Gundogan again receiving boos following his meeting with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Although Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved Mohammad Al Sahlawi's weak spot-kick, Taisir Al-Jassim banged home the rebound on 85 minutes.

"For a national player to be whistled - that helps nobody", the coach said after the game.

Useful facts: Joachim Löw shocked the football fraternity when he omitted Manchester City star Leroy Sané from the final squad that will represent the current world football champions in this year's World Cup in Russian Federation, which commences next week.

The first half ended with two goals to the host, but with several in-vain attempts by the loser to net-in.

Friday's game was the team's first home global since the scandal, and while Ozil missed the match through injury, Gundogan made an appearance from the substitutes' bench in the 57th minute and was subjected to booing for the remainder of the game.

This handout picture taken on May 13, 2018 and released on May 14, 2018 by the Turkish Presidential Press office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2nd R) posing for a photo with German footballers of Turkish origin Ilkay Gundogan (L), Mesut Ozil (L 2nd) and Cenk Tosun (R) in London.

Saudi Arabia's manager Juan Antonio Pizzi.

Strikes from Robert Lewandowski and midfielder Piotr Zielinski were not enough to give World Cup-bound Poland victory over Chile, who fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 in Poznan.

"We played a good first half but our performance significantly decreased after the half time".

Midfielder Gundogan came on as a second-half substitute in Germany's 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen on Friday, but was jeered by fans as he entered the pitch and also whenever he touched the ball.

Pleasingly from a German perspective, captain Manuel Neuer kept a clean sheet in his 45-minute spell in goal.

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