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Starting XI: Germany vs Spain

International Friendly Starting XI: Germany vs Spain

By David Kappel - Mar 23, 2018 08:44 PM @kappilinho

The latest two FIFA World Cup winners, Spain and Germany, who are both unbeaten in almost two years, go head to head in a high-profile friendly tonight – here is how both teams will line up.

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International Friendly

Teams: Germany vs Spain

Date: 23 March

Venue: Esprit Arena, Dusseldorf

Time: 9.45pm

When 2014 champions Germany host 2010 winners Spain tonight, the two longest unbeaten records in international football go head to head.

Die Mannschaft are unbeaten in their past 21 games, while La Furia Roja have not lost in their last 16 matches – with both runs dating back to defeats at the 2016 UEFA European Championship.

Of their previous 22 contests, Spain have beaten Germany seven times, including in the semi-final at the 2010 World Cup, while the hosts have won nine times against the visitors, and six games ended in draws.

Germany have lost three of their past four games against Spain, but won the latest contest between the two sides – a 1-0 victory in a friendly in November 2014.

While Joachim Low has almost his strongest squad at hand, with only first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer out injured, Spain's Julen Lopetegui was not able to select the injured Sergio Busquets. Diego Costa, meanwhile, has returned to the squad and could make his first appearance for the team since June 2017.

Read: 10 Players Who Snubbed Playing For Spain

Here is how both teams will line up:

Germany: Ter Stegen; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Hector; Khedira, Kroos; Müller, Özil, Draxler; Werner.

Spain: De Gea; Carvajal, Piqué, Ramos, Jordi Alba; Koke, Thiago, Iniesta; Isco, Rodrigo, Silva.

Who do you think will win this clash between the latest two World Cup champions? Have your say in the comments section below.

 


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@Alton11 1-1
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Alton11 Mar 23, 2018 11:35 PM
These are two european teams i support and i love them , what was the final score ??
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Ntsunda11 Mar 23, 2018 11:11 PM
Thomas Müller scored for Germany to cancel Rodrigo's 6th minute strike, it's an interesting game this one
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Spain will win this one. UP THE BUCS!!!
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indidane Mar 23, 2018 09:48 PM
Best Nati0nal teams in the W0rld.
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CCTV Mar 23, 2018 09:23 PM
Timo Werner...I like the guy

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