Before a fresh start to their new club season players will join for the international duty that begins tonight. Two strong European rivals kick the ball at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Stutgart.Germany play as host while spain will be the away team.Familiar faces among both countries will be absent beacause of corona virus test results and some won’t be there as a few days rest allowed by the respective coaches.Champions league champion and Bayern Munich captain Manuel Nuer was rested followed by Joshua Kimmich, Sergi Gnarby,Leon Goretzka etc.
German coach Joachim Low included Florian Neuhaus of Borrussia Monchangladbach and Atlanta BC’s Robin Goseus as first time caps.
Germany and Spain are in group A4 accompanied by previous year Nations League semifinalist Switzerland and Ukraine.Spain was in a unbeaten streak for last 11 matches. Recent victory was against Romania by a score of 5-0.Also the team qualified for next years Euro as group champions.The last defeat suffered from Croatia 3-2 was during uefa Nations League last year.
Spain team is more an youthful squad with teenagers like Ansu Fati, Eric Garcia, Ferran Toress, Oscar Rodriguez.Sergio ramos will wear the captains arm band. Players like Jordi Alba, Saul Niguez, Alvaro Morata, Isco, Diego Costa are out of the team.
The head to head clash between the favourites were squared by each winning seven.
Last time when they met the score was 1-1 draw two years ago.Most likely the chance of repeating score is high considering the equal strength.
SPAIN – Kepa, Navas, Ramos, P.Torres, Reguilon,Fabion,Busquets, Thiago,F.Torres, Rodrigo,Fati
GERMANY – Leno, Kehrer, Sule, Ginter, Gosens, Gundogan, Kroos, Sane, Havertz, Brandt, Werner