Spain vs. Germany World Cup line-up, seed 11 for Group E match in Qatar 2022

The 2010 world champions will meet the 2014 champions as Spain look to edge Germany out after just two games in Qatar.

This heavyweight showdown was a delicious prospect even before the tournament started, but Germany’s shock defeat to Japan upped the ante.

Spain beat Costa Rica 7-0 in their last game – which certainly scared the Germans.

Below are the predicted lineups for both teams based on the latest news leading up to the game.

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Spain vs Germany lineups

Hansi Flick’s team simply cannot lose this game. The reaction back in Germany to consecutive group stage exits would be unthinkable.

“It feels like a first final at a World Cup for us,” Flick told journalists before the Spain game. “We’ll see a team that knows what’s at stake – a team that will do everything to give us a chance to reach the round of 16.”

Flick’s team is unlikely to see many changes, while Spain manager Luis Enrique is known for his tinkering.

“I usually don’t repeat penalties,” said the former Barcelona coach. “I’m not worried but there are still some positions I have to decide on.

“It shows the quality we have in our squad. I’ll wait for our last training session and sleep on it one more night.”

Spain forecasts from June 11

(4-3-3, from right to left): 23 Simon (GK) — 20 Carvajal, 3 Garcia, 24 Laporte, 18 Alba — 9 Gavi, 5 Busquets, 26 Pedri — 11 F. Torres, 7 Morata, 21 Olmo

  • Hurt: Guillamon
  • suspended: none

Alvaro Morata and Daniel Carvajal both missed the opening game after catching a cold that was reportedly attributed to the air conditioning at Spain’s hotel. They hope to start against Germany.

midfield player Rodri played against Costa Rica as a central defender. Enrique prefers to play Eric Garcia but the Barcelona star’s hamstring wobbles and consequent lack of playing time meant he missed out. If he is fit enough, Enrique will certainly risk him against Germany.

Germany expected from 11

(4-2-3-1, from right to left): 1. Neuer (GK) — 15. Column, 23. Schlotterbeck, 2. Rüdiger, 3. Raum — 6. Kimmich, 21. Gundogan — 19. Sane, 10. Gnabry, 14. Musiala – 7. Havertz

  • Hurt: none
  • suspended: none

Leroy Sane is an attacking option Flick will definitely have available against Spain, but the decision on whether to start will be made at the last minute.

Flick said of the winger’s condition: “We’ll have to wait and see how Leroy feels after the final training session. He will be able to participate, that’s good news.”

Sane tore a hamstring in October but recovered in time for Qatar selection. He was an unused substitute for the Japan troubles.

Spain vs Germany World Cup Squad

Here are the names of Spain and Germany’s World Cup squads in Qatar (Caps correct at start of Qatar 2022):

Spain

position no player association Age caps
GC 13 David Raya Brentford (ENG) 27 2
GC 1 Robert Sanchez Brighton 24 2
GC 23 Unai Simon Athletic Bilbao (SPA) 25 27
DEF 18 Jordy Alba Barcelona (Spain) 33 87
DEF fifteen Hugo Guillamon Valencia (SPA) 22 3
DEF 2 Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea (GER) 33 42
DEF 20 Daniel Carvajal Real Madrid (Spain) 30 31
DEF 3 Eric Garcia Barcelona (Spain) 21 19
DEF 14 Alejandro Balde Barcelona (Spain) 19 0
DEF 24 Aymeric Laporte Manchester City (ENG) 28 16
DEF 4 Paul Torres Villarreal (SPA) 25 22
MEDIUM 5 Sergio Busquets Barcelona (Spain) 36 146
MEDIUM 9 Gavi Barcelona (Spain) 18 13
MEDIUM 8th coke Atlético Madrid (SPA) 30 68
MEDIUM 6 Marcos Llorente Atlético Madrid (SPA) 27 17
MEDIUM 26 Pedri Barcelona (Spain) 19 14
MEDIUM 16 Rodri Manchester City (ENG) 26 35
MEDIUM 19 Carlo Soler PSG (FRA) 25 12
FWD 21 Dani Olmo RB Leipzig (GER) 24 25
FWD 10 Marco Asensio Real Madrid (Spain) 26 30
FWD 25 Ansu Fati Barcelona (Spain) 19 5
FWD 7 Alvaro Morata Atlético Madrid (SPA) 29 57
FWD 17 Yeremi Pino Villarreal (SPA) 20 7
FWD 11 Ferran Torres Barcelona (Spain) 22 31
FWD 12 Niko Williams Athletic Bilbao (SPA) 20 3
FWD 22 Pablo Sarabia Paris Saint Germain (FRA) 30 25

Germany

position no player association Age caps
GC 1 Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich (GER) 36 114
GC 22 Marc-André ter Stegen Barcelona (Spain) 30 30
GC 12 Kevin Trap Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) 32 6
DEF 25 Armel Bella Kochap Southampton 20 2
DEF 4 Matthew Ginter SC Freiburg (GER) 28 47
DEF 20 Christian Gunter Friborg (GER) 29 7
DEF 5 Thilo Kehrer West Ham 26 23
DEF 16 Luke Klosterman RB Leipzig (GER) 26 19
DEF 3 David Raum RB Leipzig (GER) 24 12
DEF 2 Antonio Rudiger Real Madrid (Spain) 29 54
DEF 23 Nico Schlotterbeck Borussia Dortmund (DE) 22 6
DEF fifteen Niklas Sule Borussia Dortmund (DE) 27 42
MEDIUM 17 Julius Brandt Borussia Dortmund (DE) 26 39
MEDIUM 8th Leon Goretzka Bayern Munich (GER) 27 44
MEDIUM 21 Ilkay Gundogan Manchester City (ENG) 31 63
MEDIUM 11 Mario Götze Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) 30 63
MEDIUM 18 Jonas Hofmann B. Moenchengladbach (GER) 30 17
MEDIUM 6 Joshua Kimmich Bayern Munich (GER) 27 71
MEDIUM 14 Jamal Musiala Bayern Munich (GER) 19 17
MEDIUM 13 Thomas Müller Bayern Munich (GER) 33 118
MEDIUM 19 Leroy Sane Bayern Munich (GER) 26 48
Forward 26 Youssoufa Moukoko Borussia Dortmund (DE) 17 1
Forward 24 Karim Adeyemi Borussia Dortmund (DE) 20 4
Forward 9 Nicholas Vollkrug Werder Bremen (DE) 29 1
Forward 10 Serge Gnabry Bayern Munich (GER) 27 36
Forward 7 Kai Havertz Chelsea (GER) 23 31

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