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Germany will be looking to bounce back as we look at the best predicted starting lineup and key details for their match vs Spain for FIFA World Cup 2022. 

Match Day 1 of the World Cup 2022 is already over in the blink of an eye, and we have seen a couple of shocking results so far. While Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia in a major upset, Germany followed the pursuit to register another major upset in their 2-1 defeat to Japan.

With only 2 matches to go, each match shall be a do-or-die affair for Germany. The 2014 Champions Germany need to fire their all cylinders against Spain on Sunday. Their defence was caught sleeping against the Japanese in the last quarter of the match, and they cannot afford to repeat the same mistake again.

On the other hand, Spain are flying high with a confidence-boosting 7-0 win against Costa Rica in their opening match. But they won’t do the mistake of taking the German team lightly as they know how small the margins between the teams at the World Cup level are.


There is nothing to choose between these two if we look for the overall numbers. Germany have won 9, lost 8 and the same number of matches are drawn against Spain. In FIFA World Cup history, both teams faced each other 4 times. While Germany have won twice, Spain have won once, and one of the ties resulted in a draw.

The last time both teams faced each other in a World Cup was in the semifinals of 2010 World Cup. Spain won that match with a 1-0 scoreline, and later on became the World Champions by defeating the Netherlands in the final

Games Played: 25 // Germany won: 9 // Spain won: 8 // Draw: 8

Match Details:

Tournament: FIFA World Cup 2022

Match Type:  Germany vs Spain

Stadium: Al Bayt

When: November 27, 7 pm GMT (0.30 am IST on Nov 28)

Squad Details:

Germany Squad:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp

Defenders: Matthias Ginter, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck, Thilo Kehrer, David Raum, Lukas Klostermann, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Christian Gunter

Midfielders: Ilkay Gundogan, Jonas Hofmann, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Muller, Julian Brandt, Mario Gotze

Forwards: Kai Havertz, Youssoufa Moukoko, Niclas Fullkrug, Karim Adeyemi

Manager: Hansi Flick

Current Form (Recent first): L W D

Spain Squad:

Goalkeepers: Unai Simon, Robert Sanchez and David Raya

Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Cesar Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Hugo Guillamon, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba and Alejandro Balde.

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Gavi, Pedri, Carlos Soler, Koke and Marcos Llorente.

Forwards: Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres, Pablo Sarabia, Dani Olmo, Nico Williams, Yeremy Pino, Marco Asensio and Ansu Fati.

Manager: Luis Enrique

Current Form (Recent first): W W W

Predicting Starting 11 for both Teams

FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany vs Spain Predicted Starting 11 for Germany

Germany didn’t take the opportunities that came their way against Japan and had to pay with the shocking loss. They had 78% ball possession, with 26 total shots taken, but couldn’t capitalize on that. They were clearly the better team in the first half, but lost the intensity in the last quarter of the match.

It’s a must-win game for Germany against Spain, and we expect a couple of changes with experienced Leroy Sane coming into the attack and Thilo Kehrer in place of Nico Schlotterbeck in the defensive setup.

Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer

Defence: David Raum, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, Thilo Kehrer

Defensive Midfield: Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan

Attacking Midfield: Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry

Attack: Kai Havertz

Formation: 4-2-3-1

FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany vs Spain Predicted Starting 11 for Spain

Spain demolished Costa Rica by 7 goals to nil. It was a complete team display where 6 different players registered their names on the scoresheet. Luis Enrique played his most trusted 4-3-3 structure in the opening fixture, and there is no reason to change that.

We expect Spain to play with the same starting 11 that started against Costa Rica. So, expect Alvaro Morata, Alejandro Balde, and Carlos Soler to come as substitutes in the later stage of the match.

Goalkeeper: Unai Simon

Defence: Jordi Alba, Aymeric Laporte, Rodri, Cesar Azpilicueta

Midfield: Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Gavi

Attack: Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio, Ferran Torres

Formation: 4-3-3

FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany vs Spain Fantasy Lineup

The draw is out of the equation for Germany, so we can expect a Goal Galore in this fixture. Our fantasy 11 strategy is based on that and not looking at clean sheet options. Marco Asensio is in red-hot form and will be the captain of our fantasy team. With all said, let’s look at our chosen fantasy 11 for this match

Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer

Defenders: Jordi Alba, Laporte, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta

Midfielders: Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Gavi

Forwards: Marco Asensio, Kai Havertz, Ferran Torres

CVC Choice: Marco Asensio and Thomas Muller

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