How Germany could line up against Liechtenstein


Europe: WC Qualification Europe


By Rune Gjerulff

We delve into Germany’s predicted line-up for Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein.

Leroy Sané (left).
Leroy Sané (left). Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Germany are set to field a second-string side when they face Liechtenstein in a World Cup qualifier in Wolfsburg on Thursday.

With a total of eight players ruled out due to injuries and COVID-19, including Niklas Süle, Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry, Germany coach Hansi Flick will have a depleted squad to choose from, although he has handed late call-ups to Jonathan Tah, Ridle Baku and Maximilian Arnold.

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Most remarkably, Wolfsburg forward Lukas Nmecha looks in line to make his first senior international start.

“Lukas Nmecha showed why he’s here in training yesterday. Maybe he will start at his home ground tomorrow. I hereby fuel the speculation,” said Flick at the pre-match press conference.

As for the many absentees, Flick admitted:

“Of course, we imagined everything differently. We are glad that we already managed to qualify for the World Cup in October.”

Check out our predicted line-ups for the game below.

Predicted lineups
Final lineups will be posted about an hour before kickoff.


WC Qualification Europe
Macedonia – Germany 0-4
1 Manuel Neuer (C)
16 Lukas Klostermann
15 Niklas Süle
5 Thilo Kehrer
21 David Raum
8 Leon Goretzka ↩61
6 Joshua Kimmich
10 Serge Gnabry ↩74
13 Thomas Müller ↩80
7 Kai Havertz ↩61
9 Timo Werner ↩74
12 Bernd Leno
22 Marc-André ter Stegen
11 Marco Reus
18 Jonas Hofmann ↪74
19 Leroy Sané
20 Karim Adeyemi ↪61
3 Nico Schlotterbeck
4 Matthias Ginter
14 Jamal Musiala ↪74
17 Florian Neuhaus ↪80
23 Florian Wirtz ↪61

WC Qualification Europe
Iceland – Liechtenstein 4-0
1 Benjamin Büchel
20 Sandro Wolfinger ↩84
5 Rafael Grünenfelder
6 Andreas Malin ↩8
23 Jens Hofer
3 Maximilian Göppel
8 Aron Sele ↩67
16 Noah Frommelt
18 Nicolas Hasler (C)
14 Livio Meier ↩46
7 Yanik Frick ↩84
12 Claudio Majer
21 Lorenzo Lo Russo
9 Rıdvan Kardeşoğlu ↪84
10 Noah Frick ↪46
2 Daniel Brandle ↪84
4 Martin Marxer
15 Seyhan Yıldız ↪67
17 Alexander Marxer
19 Roman Spirig
13 Martin Büchel
22 Marco Marxer ↪8

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