World Cup 2022 – How Germany could line up against Spain

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World Cup 2022 - How Germany could line up against
World Cup 2022 - How Germany could line up against

In their second fixture of World Cup 2022, Germany will clash against Spain on November 28 at Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar. The two teams of Group E will try to get a win in order to secure three points. Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller will be aiming to lead Germany towards a win when they take on Spain in Group E on Monday. Germany is ranked at 11th position while Japan is ranked at 7th position in FIFA Men’s rankings. It would be an exciting fixture between two football giants. Let’s take a look on how Germany could line up against Spain.

World Cup 2022 – Germany vs Spain
World Cup 2022 – Germany vs Spain

World Cup 2022 – Germany vs Spain

Fixture : Group Stage, Group E

Date : 28 November, Monday

Time : 12:30 A.M. IST

Venue : Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar

How Germany could line up against Spain

German skipper Manuel Neuer will be keeping the gloves for his team as they launch their campaign for World Cup 2022 with a fixture against Spain. Even at the age of 36, Neuer is the first choice goalkeeper for his national team.

Hansi Flick is expected to go with his trusted 4-2-3-1 formation rather than experimenting with the three-man defence.

Thomas Müller and Antonio Rüdiger missed the recent friendly as they were dealing with groin and hip injuries respectively. However, they are likely to start the opener against Japan.

Germany World Cup 2022 Squad - Kimmich
Germany World Cup 2022 Squad – Kimmich

Bayern superstars Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are confirmed to control the midfield.

Muller, Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry are likely to fill the attacking positions. Leroy Sane missed the opening game against Japan as he has been dealing with knee issues. He also remained absent from training.

Timo Werner was not included in Germany World Cup 2022 squad after he picked up an injury which ruled him out of the tournament. In his absence, the coach has called up Werder Bremen’s Niclas Fuellkrug Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko. These two players are more suitable for the role of a traditional striker. If the coach decided to play a false nine, then Kai Havertz is likely to start.

Germany Starting 11 against Spain

(4-2-3-1) Manuel Neuer; Kehrer, Süle, Rüdiger, Raum; Joshua Kimmich, Goretzka – Thomas Muller, Musiala, Sergio Gnabry – Kai Havertz

Germany Starting 11 World Cup 2022
Germany Starting 11 World Cup 2022