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German forward Lukas Podolski (C) looks on as German players celebrate after the Hungary vs Germany friendly football match in Budapest May 29, 2010, ahead of the FIFA 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa. Germany won the match 0-3. It was Germany's last World Cup warm-up before opening their South African campaign against Australia in Durban on June 13 before facing Serbia and Ghana in Group D ((JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images) )

Lukas Podolski is set to be in Germany's lineup for its World Cup opener on Sunday, hoping to once again produce his best for the national team despite poor form in club football.

Podolski, who was voted the best young player of the 2006 World Cup when Germany hosted, looks set to be in the starting eleven against Australia despite only scoring twice in the Bundesliga last season.

Podolski thinks Australia will set out its stall to defend, and hopes to be the man to breach the Socceroos' defence.

Germany coach Joachim Loew believes Podolski will "explode" at this World Cup.