Germany are expected to beat Australia on WednesdayReuters

World Champions Germany take on Australia in an international friendly at the Ritz-Walter-Stadion.

The German seem to have become a little complacent after winning the 2014 World Cup as they beaten by Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly right after triumph in Brazil.

Although they are in the second position in their 2016 Euros qualifying group, they have not been their usual dominant selves, losing a game against Poland before recording a 1-1 draw against a pretty weak Republic of Ireland side.

Since then, however, the Germans have managed to record two back-to-back draws against Gibralter and Spain in a friendly and a 2016 Euro qualifying game respectively.

Germany are expected to easily beat Australia on Wednesday, but head coach Joachim Low insists that he is not taking this game lightly.

"It shows how strong Australia are the fact that they beat teams like Japan and South Korea at the Asian Cup,'' said Low according to ESPN.

The 55-year-old German believes that the game against Australia will be a good experience for his side ahead of their 2016 Euros qualifying clash against Ireland and Scotland.

"It's a good test for us for the games ahead. The Australians never give up and they play in a similar way to Ireland and Scotland. Since 2010, Australia's style of play has developed under a new coach. In 2010, they played in a typically British way, but now they try to build out from the back.''

Meanwhile, Australia will also be hoping to do well against Germany after their triumph in the 2015 Asian Cup.

The Socceroos, who were the hosts of the 2015 Asian Cup, managed to triumph after beating South Korea 2-1 (extra time) in the final of the competition in January.

And Australia head coach Kaisersalutern Postecoglou claims that his side are targeting more success after their triumph in the Asian Cup.

"In isolation our achievement is great but if you don't build on it, you miss an opportunity," he told Goal

"We've had great moments in our football history before and we've capitalised on some of them and some we haven't, so it's up to now the responsibility of the national team but also everyone involved in the game to continually strive to better and hopefully improve the status of the game in the country."

With the 2018 World Cup qualifiers drawing nearer, Postecoglou feels that this friendly fixture against Germany is a good opportunity for his side to know exactly where they currently stand.

"We know there is World Cup qualification on the horizon and it's a great fixture for us to really measure ourselves and another great test for a lot of the players in this group. You feel good about what has happened but for the most part we have moved on from it."

Where to Watch Live

The friendly is scheduled to begin at 8:30pm local time (1am IST, 7:30pm BST, 3:30pm ET) start with live coverage in India on Sony Six HD and Sony Six SD. The match can also be watched online via live streaming on Sony Six Live

Viewers in the UK can catch the match live on ESPN and ESPN HD, while audience in the US can do the same on ESPN 3, with an option to live stream on Watch ESPN.

Middle East and North Africa viewers will be able to watch the match live on Bein Sports Arabia, with the option to live stream the match on Bein Sports Connect.

Audience in Germany can catch the match live on ZDF, while viewers can do the same in Australia on Foxtel Play

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