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Germany vs England preview:
Team news and predicted lineups

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Here is our preview and predicted lineups for Tuesday's clash between Germany and England.
Germany will look to avenge last year's 2-0 European Championship round of 16 defeat, when they take on familiar foes England in a UEFA Nations League game at Allianz Arena in Munich on Tuesday evening.

'Die Mannschaft' coach Hansi Flick is likely to shuffle his cards a bit after watching his side put in an unconvincing performance against European champions Italy in Saturday's 1-1 draw.

"We have shown the players what we need to do better. It's important that we go into the game with a good feeling. We have to do things better, and we're looking forward to the classic against England," noted Flick at the pre-match press conference, at which he also hinted that Jamal Musiala and Kai Havertz could come into the side at the expense of Leroy Sané and Timo Werner.

Jonas Hofmann and David Raum are candidates to start on the right and left side of defence respectively, competing with Thilo Kehrer and Benjamin Henrichs, while Ilkay Gündogan could replace Leon Goretzka in midfield after coming on midway through the second half against Italy.

"Ilkay has a calming influence on our game. He showed that when he came on against Italy. I really rate him as a footballer, but, above all, as a person," said Flick.

Gündogan was present at the press conference alongside Flick and spoke of his expectations for the game.

"They are a really strong side with so much depth. They could easily name three different strong starting XIs. We need to be prepared and up for the challenge," stated the Manchester City midfielder.

"We need to match their intensity. We have to win our tackles. The physical side of the game will be important too. Our coach was right, we can improve on the Italy game. We've got the quality to do just that."

As for the opponent, England coach Gareth Southgate is likely to make a string of changes after fielding a second-string side in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at the hands of Hungary, with the likes of John Stones and Raheem Sterling likely to come into the starting line-up.

Check out our predicted lineups below.

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