Germany assistant coach Hans-Dieter Flick has warned his players they should not take the Faroes Islands lightly when the two teams meet on Friday evening (Saturday morning AEST) in Hannover.
And Flick believes goals will not be easy to come by against the tiny Nordic nation.
"We need to pay our opponents respect," he said in a press conference.
"The Faroese are very compact and can give away few goals. Big results and wins against them have been scarce in recent years."
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Kazakhstan is ranked 116 places below Giovanni Trapattoni's team in the FIFA ladder, but captain Kairat Nurdauletov is determined it will give a good account of itself in Astana.
"We would like to win (against the Irish)," he said. "Only a victory will do. We wouldn't accept a draw.
"Our preparation went well. We have been preparing specifically for the Irish team.
"We feel very good. We want to prove that our football is improving and developing."
"These are the games you want to win," he said.
"I don't think any match at international level is easy but hopefully we will go there and get the result that we need because it's not an easy group.
"It was good to be there at the Euros, but we didn't do well and that left us with a sour taste in the mouth.
"Once you have been to an international tournament you want to have that experience again so we have to go on and do well this week and prove that we can qualify again."
Sweden opens its campaign on Tuesday evening (Wednesday morning AEST) against