Low: Germany must adapt to win the World Cup

The Germany boss stresses that his players will face some challenging conditions in Brazil, but he also speaks of his excitement at the prospect of next year's tournament.
Joachim Low has underlined the importance of preparation ahead of Germany's 2014 World Cup campaign.

The Nationalelf sit comfortably at the top of their qualifying group with 16 points, five clear of Austria, Sweden and Republic of Ireland, and will be expected to progress to the competition in Brazil; however, Low stressed that his players will need to cope with some unfamiliar conditions amid the carnival atmosphere if they are to secure a fourth World Cup.

"We must adjust, and tactically too," Low told SID. "The Central and South Americans have an advantage, but I'm not too worried as we have some time before the tournament to adapt to the location. Good physical conditioning is essential for success.

"We certainly will not be able to change our style of play so we must try to get the players on site as quickly as possible.

Despite the protests that have rocked Brazil during the Confederations Cup, Low also spoke enthusiastically about the prospect of a World Cup being hosted there.

"The joy of the Brazilians in football is a wonderful thing no matter where you go," said Low, whose second-ranked German side lost its last match, a 4-3 result to the USA at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. "The stadiums are full - it is incredible feeling for me and the anticipation ahead of the World Cup has risen to a higher level.

"It is understandable if the people are protesting for more education and better living conditions."

Germany resumes its quest for World Cup qualification against Austria on Sept. 6 before traveling to the Faroe Islands four days later.

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