Tell me. what to watch August 3, 2021 11:53 pm
England: Pickford; Trippier, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Phillips; Saka, Kane, Sterling
Germany: Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rudiger; Kimmich, Goretzka, Kroos, Gosens; Muller, Havertz, Gnabry
THE BIG MATCH
40-000-strong crowd will be at Wembley Stadium – mostly England fans!
Germany are the most desirable option for England to face out of all the giants in group F. Jogi Low’s side will press and push forward, perhaps well enough to break through, but risk playing into England’s hands. If Gareth Southgate can come up with a plan to stop Germany’s attack, his player should profit on the break.
England 1 Germany 0
ENGLAND -GERMANY | Team News, Where To Watch
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are England’s biggest selection headache. The pair have been self-isolating for the past 10 days following an “interaction” with Covid positive Billy Gilmour after the England v Scotland match.
Mount and Chilwell have been training away from the team but will be available for selection as their isolation period ended on Monday night. But it’s unlikely Southgate will pick either given they haven’t been training with the core group for the past 10 days.
Beyond Mount and Chilwell, Gareth Southgate has a full and healthy team to chose from. Harry Maguire, who missed the first two games with an ankle injury, came through against Czech Republic and Jordan Henderson, who had also been out with an injury, managed to get a few valuable minutes in the last Group D game.
The main decision Southgate will make for this evening’s game will be whether to stick with the back four that has so far been successful or switch to a back three to match up the Germans’ wing-back system. Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka are both pushing to keep their places after impressing against the Czech. Phil Foden – who’s on a booking – could come back in as well.
Germany is still without defender Lukas Klostermann who has a long-term thigh issue but Thomas Muller is set to return from the start after only being fit enough to join the Hungary game as a sub.
Leon Goretzka is pushing to start in midfield and could replace Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan alongside Toni Kroos. Versatile Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich is set to continue at wing-back with the impressive Robin Gosens on the other flank. Top scorer Kai Havertz will start up front with Serge Gnabry likely to return alongside him in place of Leroy Sane.
When is the game? What time is Kickoff?
The match takes place on Tuesday 29 June and kick-off is 5 pm.
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