Germany and Australia have met five times previously, Germany winning three matches and Australia winning one, while one draw has been shared by the sides.
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Despite winning three of the five matches between the sides, Germany are winless in their last two against Australia (D1 L1).
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Those last two results were a 2-2 draw in 2015 (James Troisi and Mile Jedinak on target in Kaiserslautern) and a win to Australia in 2011 (David Carney and Luke Wilkshire scoring in Monchengladbach) under German coach Holger Osieck.
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However, Germany's three victories against Australia each came in competitive games, beating Australia at the 1974 and 2010 World Cups and the 2005 Confederations Cup, scoring 3+ goals in each of those games.
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Germany were the top scorers in their last Confederation Cup campaign (2005), scoring at least twice in each of their five games and finding the net 15 times in total.
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In that tournament, Germany and Australia played a thrilling 4-3 in Frankfurt. Joe Skoko and a brace by John Aloisi for Australia. For Germany, Kuranyi, Mertesacker, Ballack and Podolski were all on target.
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Germany are competing in their third Confederations Cup; they were eliminated at the group stage in 1999 before finishing third as the hosts in 2005.
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Australia will be taking part in the tournament for the fourth time, after 1997, 2001 and 2005. They failed to make it out of the group stage in 2005 but reached the final in 1997; losing 6-0 to Brazil, before beating the Brazilians in the third place play-off in 2001.
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Germany's young star Julian Draxler scored in each of the four competitions he played in for PSG this season (Ligue 1, Coupe de France, League Cup, Champions League).
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...while Aussie Tom Rogic won the treble in Scotland for Celtic (the League, FA Cup and League Cup).