FOOTBALL

Pressure will be on Germany not Aust: Cahill

Socceroos legend Tim Cahill says the pressure will be all on Germany when the two nations meet in the Confederations Cup.

Australia faces Joachim Low's legendary outfit on Monday night (Tuesday morning AEST) in Sochi.

Germany have changed up their squad for the Russian tournament, resting key players with one eye on their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Just three members of their 2014 World Cup winning group - Julian Draxler, Matthias Ginter and Shkodran Mustafi - have been included.

While they might be weakened, they certainly aren't weak, with plenty of talent and experience in the group.

There's even a school of thought saying 'Die Mannschaft' is better off including younger, hungrier players.

Cahill says he expects to face a team up for the challenge but carrying the weight of expectation that comes with representing the football powerhouse.

AAP