Starting XI: Germany v Brazil
International Friendly Starting XI: Germany v Brazil
Germany and Brazil face each other for the first time since the Selecao’s embarrassing 7-1 defeat during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on home soil – here is how both teams will line up.
Teams: Germany v Brazil
Date: 27 March
Venue: Olympia Stadium, Berlin
Many still remember one of the biggest maulings in World Cup history when Germany completely outplayed the 2014 hosts in the first half.
Thomas Muller opened the scoring after 11 minutes before Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos (2) and Sami Khedira added four more goals between the 23rd and the 29th minute. Andre Schurrle scored two more goals in the second half, while Oscar’s late goal only saved Brazil from a complete whitewash.
Today, both side’s meet each other for the first time since the "shame of Belo Horizonte" and while the 7-1 result has been downplayed by Joachim Low, Brazil will still be hurting from the massive thumping.
Germany are unbeaten in 22 games, havig last experienced a defeat at the 2016 UEFA European Championships, while Brazil have only lost one of their last 18 games.
The five-time world champions will again be without injured superstar Neymar, and Germany will miss first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, while Marc-Andre ter Stegen will also be rested.
Despite the 7-1 defeat in 2014, Brazil have the better head-to-head record, having beaten Germany five times in 10 contests. The current World Cup holders, meanwhile, have collected three wins and two games ended in a draw.
Here is how both teams will line up:
Germany: Trapp, Kimmich, Rüdiger, Boateng, Plattenhardt, Kroos, Gündogan, Draxler, Goretzka, Sané, Gómez.
Brazil: Alisson, Alves, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo, Paulinho, Casemiro, Fernandinho, Willian, Jesus, Coutinho.
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