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Germany vs Israel preview: How 'Die Mannschaft' could line up for their first game of 2022

By Rune Gjerulff

Ahead of Germany's game against Israel tomorrow, we take a look at how the two sides could line up.

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Germany are set to play their first game of 2022 on Saturday evening as they host Israel in a friendly at Hoffenheim's home ground in Sinsheim, PreZero Arena.


At the pre-match press conference, Germany coach Hansi Flick revealed that Freiburg centre-back Nico Schlotterbeck will make his full international debut and that captain Manuel Neuer will be given a rest, with Marc-André ter Stegen and Kevin Trapp in line to share the playing time.

"Nico Schlotterbeck will play tomorrow. Marc-André ter Stegen and Kevin Trapp will play a half in goal each," Flick told reporters.

Flick also revealed that Ilkan Gündogan will be in the starting eleven and that Jamal Musiala and Timo Werner have "good chances" of starting as well.

As for absentees, Flick will have to manage without Robin Koch, Serge Gnabry and Karim Adeyemi, who have all been forced to pull out of the squad.

Joshua Kimmich will also miss the game as he has stayed home to await the birth of his third child.


"There is nothing new to report with Joshua Kimmich. He would have liked to be here, but I can understand him. A birth of a child is something special," said Flick.

Check out our predicted line-ups below.

Germany (4-2-3-1): ter Stegen - Kehrer, Ginter, Schlotterbeck, Raum - Weigl, Gündogan - Musiala, Müller, Sané - Werner.

Israel (3-5-2): Marciano - D. Glazer, Bitton, Goldberg - Dasa, B. Natcho, Peretz, Solomon, Abu Fani - Dabbur, Haziza.


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