(Sporting Alert) — Roy Hodgson named his England team to face Germany a day early, so everyone already had an idea of who would have started in the friendly international.
With this in mind, here now is the starting team for Germany, who named brothers Sven Bender and Lars Bender in their starting team.
Mario Götze and his Bayern Munich teammate Marco Reus both start as well for Joachim Low’s side, which has Borussia Monchengladbach striker Max Kruse as the central forward.
Captain Philipp Lahm, Mesut Ozil and Manuel Neuer all miss out for the friendly after being sent back to their respective clubs.
England v Germany
England: Hart, Walker, Smalling, Jagielka, Cole, Townsend, Gerrard, Cleverley, Lallana, Sturridge, Rooney
Subs: Forster, Ruddy, Johnson, Baines, Gibbs, Cahill, Milner, Lampard, Barkley, Wilshere, Henderson, Lambert, Defoe, Rodriguez
Germany: Weidenfeller, Schmelzer, Westermann, Mertesacker, Boateng, Sven Bender, Kruse, Lars Bender, Kroos, Reus, Gotze
Subs: Adler, Howedes, Hummels, Jansen, Schurrle, Draxler, Muller, Sam
Referee: Stephane Lannoy (France)