(SportingAlert.com) — Germany will look to bounce back from the weekend’s defeat against the Republic of Ireland in a Euro 2016 Qualifying Group D game at Veltins Arena on Tuesday.
The World Cup winners, Germany, were shocked 2-0 away by Poland over the weekend head coach Joachim Löw will hope his team can get back to winning ways.
Amongst the starters for the injured hit Germans are Mario Gotze, Julian Draxler, Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels.
Matthias Ginter and Draxler come into the team for Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle and Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer, who are both injured, while Lukas Podolski and Max Kruse are amongst the players on a very thin bench for Germany.
Meanwhile, experienced forward Robbie Keane lead the Republic of Ireland’s attack, with Jon Walters, John O’Shea, Aiden McGeady, Glenn Whelan and James McClean also in the away team’s starting XI.
Kevin Doyle, Darron Gibson, Shane Long, Anthony Stokes and Robbie Brady are on the bench.
Meanwhile, also in action today is Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal, who will take on Denmark in a crucial Group I clash at Parken Stadion.
Portugal were stunned 1-0 by Albania in their first game of the qualifiers and need a victory to get things back on the right path.
Veteran defender Ricardo Carvalho, Pepe, Joao Moutinho, William Carvalho and Danny also start the game.
English Premier League goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen and former Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner, are amongst the starters for Denmark.
Elsewhere on Tuesday, Greece will entertain the Northern Ireland, Poland meet Scotland, while Serbia and Albania will battle.
Euro 2016 Qualifying Fixtures
Denmark v Portugal
Faroe Islands v Hungary
Finland v Romania
Germany v Rep Ireland
Gibraltar v Georgia
Greece v Northern Ireland
Poland v Scotland
San Marino v Switzerland
Serbia v Albania