PARIS (Sporting Alert) — The following are the starting line-ups for the friendly international game between France and Germany at Stade de France tonight.
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For France, Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny has been recalled to partner Mamadou Sakho at center-back, with Bacary Sagna and Patrice Evra playing at the fullback positions.
Karim Benzema, Yohan Cabaye Franck Ribery and Moussa Sissoko all start as well for France.
Meanwhile for Germany, who are without several key players, including Marcel Schmelzer, Mario Gotze, Marco Reus, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Miroslav Klose, have still managed to named a strong team for the contest.
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is on the bench with Rene Adler starting, but Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil Lukas Podolski, Mario Gomez, Philipp Lahm, Mats Hummels and Per Mertesacker all start.
France v Germany Teams
France: Lloris, Sagna, Koscielny, Sakho, Evra, Matuidi, Cabaye, Ribery, Sissoko, Valbuena, Benzema
Subs: Mandanda, Landreau, Debuchy, Rami, Giroud, Yanga-Mbiwa, Menez, Gonalons, Gomis, Alessandrini, Capoue, Clichy
Germany: Adler, Lahm, Hummels, Mertesacker, Howedes, Gundogan, Khedira, Muller, Ozil, Podolski, Gomez
Subs: Neuer, Schurrle, Westermann, Lars Bender, Kroos, Boateng, Draxler, Sven Bender
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (Italy)