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Players like Marco Reus and Mario Gotze will be the determining factor of Germany's success in 2014.
The combination of veterans and young stars is part of the dynamic that makes the German team work. But, ultimately, for this squad to succeed, the youth of Die Mannschaft must prevail.
The German team is loaded with names that the average soccer fan may not know. Marco Reus, Mario Götze and Julian Draxler are not household names, but they will be after 2014.
People have started to take notice of Reus after his stellar showing in the UEFA Champions League and expect his star to only grow. The same goes for Götze. Together, these two make up one of the best duos in German football today, if not the best.
Although Reus and Götze have only played together for a year, they have been near unstoppable while on the field together for Borussia Dortmund. Expect these two to perform just as well for Germany in 2014.
Julian Draxler may not get his chance to make a solid difference for Löw's squad this World Cup, but he will be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come. The same can be said for numerous other young players on the German team.
Most of these players do not have a lot of exposure on the mainstream soccer stage. This can prove to be problematic for Germany's opponents. Löw may switch up his lineup at any time just to add a bit of mystery to his squad. Knowing that his young stars are able to perform will make this a relatively simple decision for him.
Don't be surprised if Germany's first game t the 2014 World Cup includes names like Ilkay Gündoğan, Marcel Schmelzer, Benedikt Höwedes and Lars and Sven Bender.
Germany's youth may be Löw's secret weapon come 2014.