Australia meets Germany for the opening day of the Confederations Cup. This match marks the sixth meeting between these two teams, with the world champions winning the first three encounters before losing one and drawing another. The two sides crossed paths at the Tournament of Champions when 2005 hosts Germany beat Australia 4-3 in the group stage. Only three of the world champions from Brazil in 2014 have traveled to Russia: Shkodran Mustafi, Matthias Ginter and Julian Draxler. Many regular starters have been given the summer off to rest after a grueling couple of years, notably Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira, Mats Hummels, Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng and Mesut Ozil. Injury or illness ruled out other players, including goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and midfielder Mario Goetze. Australia, on the other hand, have a fully fit squad and therefore they have faith that they could upset Germany.