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How Germany could line up against Argentina

By Rune Gjerulff

We take a look at Germany's predicted line-up to face Argentina.

Niklas Stark will make his international debut on Wednesday.
Niklas Stark will make his international debut on Wednesday.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Germany coach Joachim Löw confirmed that he is planning to hand international debuts to Hertha BSC's Niklas Stark and SC Freiburg's Luca Waldschmidt, when 'Die Mannschaft' take on Argentina in a friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday evening.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Löw revealed that he believes the time has come to give Stark the chance in central defence.

"His moment will come tomorrow - I've had this planned for a while. He organises and communicates well for someone of his age. I like that," he said, as quoted by the German Football Association.

"I'm also planning to start Luca Waldschmidt," he added.

Löw had already made it clear that Marc-André ter Stegen will be in goal on Wednesday while Manuel Neuer will feature against Estonia on Sunday.

Lukas Klostermann, Niklas Süle and Marcel Halstenberg are expected to play alongside Stark in defence.

Germany will be without Ilkay Gündogan and Toni Kroos, so Emre Can and Kai Havertz could play in midfield with Joshua Kimmich.

With Timo Werner ruled out due to illness and Marco Reus struggling with a knock, Julian Brandt will probably be in the line-up, forming an offensive trident with Serge Gnabry and Luca Waldschmidt.

Here's how Germany's starting eleven could look:

Marc-André ter Stegen

Lukas Klostermann
Niklas Süle
Niklas Stark
Marcel Halstenberg

Joshua Kimmich
Emre Can
Kai Havertz

Serge Gnabry
Luca Waldschmidt
Julian Brandt

Meanwhile, Argentina could line up like this: Marchesin - Foyth, Pezzella, Otamendi, Tagliafico - de Paul, Paredes, Rodriguez, Pereyra - Dybala, Martinez.

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