Battles That’ll Shape Germany vs. Argentina
Germany will host Argentina in a rematch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final, a game the Germans won 1-0 after extra time courtesy of a Mario Gotze goal.
Perhaps not surprising for a friendly this early in the season, the pregame news is dominated by the stars who will be missing in action rather than those on the pitch.
Marquee names such as Lionel Messi and Mesut Ozil are set to miss the fixture as they nurse minor knocks. However, these omissions have created opportunities for others, such as Tottenham Hotspur’s rejuvenated winger Erik Lamela.