Friday December 6 2013
Matthaus: 'Germany, avoid Italy!'

Lothar Matthaus has one wish for the 2014 World Cup draw today. “I hope Germany avoid Italy, as they always beat us...”

The former Inter legend is in Bahia for the draw, which is expected to begin at 16.45 GMT.

“We can’t wait for the World Cup to start, as we’ll see the best players in the world go head to head,” Matthaus told Sky Sport Italia.

“I hope Germany avoid Italy in the draw, as they always beat us...”

The Azzurri knocked Germany out of Euro 2012 and the 2006 World Cup, while they have never lost to the Germans in a competitive game.