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International Friendly: Germany v England


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Germany face England in a friendly later this evening as both teams prepare for the World Cup qualifiers at the weekend. England have dropped Wayne Rooney and have recalled Jermain Defoe to the squad. Defoe is 34 and in great form for Sunderland in the Premier League.

This friendly match is a warm up for the Three Lions game against Lithuania in the WCQ on Sunday. Do England stand a chance against Germany? Lawrence, Bren and Chris discuss the why's, where's and who's.

Vital Quotes:

England coach Gareth Southgate and defender Gary Cahill speak ahead of tonight's game. They talk about preparation, player availability, Gary's captaincy and the path England are on.

Germany Team News:

Germany are struggling with injuries after Mesut Ozil, Mario Gomez and Julian Draxler were all ruled out with injury.

Germany head coach Joachim Low and striker Lukas Podolski discuss Podolski's final game, Bastian Schweinsteiger's retirement, the malaise of English football and their own team's preparations.

Player to watch: Lukas Podolski

Lucas will receive his 130th and final German cap tonight as he is set to retire from international duty.

England Team News:

England have a fully fit squad

Player to watch: Gary Cahill

Captain Cahill is in very good club form. He's one of the players in the squad who knows what is needed to win and is expected to lead by example.

Match Facts & Stats

England beat Germany in this friendly last time 3-2 as they came from 2-0 down.

Ref Watch:

Match officials are from Slovenia.
Referee - Damir Skomina
Assistant Referees - Jure Praprotnik and Robert Vukan
Fourth official - Matej Jug.

Match Prediction:

Germany 2-2 England.

Next Fixtures:

Sunday 26 March 2017
World Cup Qualifier
England v Lithuania
Wembley Stadium
Kick off 17:00

Date:Wednesday March 22 2017
Time: 7:41AM

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