Match Number: 712 Date: 09.05.2002 Location: Freiburg Competition: Friendly GERMANY: Kahn - Linke, Metzelder - Frings, Jeremies, Kehl (67. Ernst), Rahn - Deisler (62. Freier), Klose Bierhoff (73. Bierofka), Jancker Coach: Völler KUWAIT: Khalidi - Addul Rahman, Al Marta, Shammari, Zayed (66. Khaled) - Al Tayyar, Mutairi (64. Najem), Buraiki, Jumah (46. Al Failakawi), Kamal - Saad (65. Ajaab) Scoring: 1:0 Frings (10.), 2:0 Bierhoff (24.), 3:0 Deisler (40.), 4:0 Bierhoff (43.), 5:0 Shammari (44., o.g.), 6:0 Bierhoff (72., pen), 7:0 Jancker (77.) Attendance: 22,000 Referee: Nilsson (Sweden) Yellow cards: Jeremies - Jumah, Mutairi, NajemNot much of a test as the Germans kicked ass in this lopsided encounter. The team wasn't too impressive, although Oliver Bierhoff did have a good match.
Rudi Völler used the opportunity to bring in several new players, all from the U21 selection: Christian Rahn, Paul Freier, Fabian Ernst and Daniel Bierofka.
As a result of all the changes, and some missing starters, the DFB squad was a bit unorganized at times, but it didn't matter much. Even the Kuwaiti squad was trying out new players.
The basic German strategy was to dominate the air with high balls, although they did try some passing combinations as well. Given the opponent, the strategy was more offensive then normal.
Overall, not much of a test, but at least not a step backward.