Germany and Argentina match stats and probable line up
Germany and Argentina have met in three FIFA World Cup finals. After losing 3-2 in Mexico in 1986, Die Mannschaft triumphed in Italy in 1990 and Brazil in 2014, on both occasions by a 1-0 scoreline.
The two nations have played each other 22 times. So far it’s 10 wins for Argentina, eight for Germany and four draws.
This is Germany’s first meeting with La Albiceleste since September 2014. Two months after winning the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro thanks to Mario Götze’s extra-time stunner, Löw’s men suffered a 4-2 friendly defeat in Düsseldorf.
Gnabry has netted five goals in five games for Germany in 2019, improving his international scoring record to a remarkable nine goals in 10 appearances. The 24-year-old has also hit five in two matches for Bayern, including four in the 7-2 UEFA Champions League win over Tottenham.
Germany: ter Stegen – Stark, Süle, Tah – Klostermann, Kimmich, Havertz, Halstenberg – Gnabry, Reus (c), Werner
Rest of squad: Neuer, Leno, Koch, Amiri, Brandt, Can, Gündogan, Serdar, Rudy, Waldschmidt
Out: Draxler (foot), Ginter (shoulder), Goretzka (thigh), Hector (muscular), Kehrer (foot), Kroos (thigh), Rüdiger (groin), Sane (cruciate ligament), Schulz (ankle)
Coach: Joachim Löw
Argentina: Marchesin – Foyth, Otamendi (c), Rojo, Tagliafico – De Paul, Paredes, Acuna – Dybala, La. Martinez, A. Correa
Out: Aguero (not selected), Andrada (Copa Libertadores), Armani (Copa Libertadores), J. Correa (muscle), Di Maria (not selected), Lo Celso (hip), Mac Allister (Copa Libertadores), Lu. Martinez (Copa Libertadores), Messi (suspended), Montiel (Copa Libertadores), Palacios (Copa Libertadores)
Coach: Lionel Scaloni