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Germany predicted lineup vs England - Nations League

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Hansi Flick lost his first match as Germany manager on Friday after 13 games unbeaten
Hansi Flick lost his first match as Germany manager on Friday after 13 games unbeaten / ANDRE PAIN/GettyImages

Germany travel to the scene of many historic matches as they face England at Wembley Stadium in the Nations League on Monday night.

England's foes for the last ever match at the old Wembley and their opponents in the 1966 World Cup final, among numerous notable meetings, have lost just one of their last eight visits to the so-called home of football (W5 D2) - although that defeat did come on their most trip to London's north-west.

Here's the XI Hansi Flick may deploy to rediscover their good form against England on foreign, but familiar, soil.

1. Germany predicted lineup vs England (3-4-3)

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Thomas Muller had a hand in three of the four goals Germany scored against England at the 2010 World Cup / Martin Rose/GettyImages

GK: Marc-Ander ter Stegen - In the absence of the COVID-positive Manuel Neuer, Ter Stegen made his first international appearance since March 2022 against Hungary on Friday night.

CB: Thilo Kehrer - The West Ham United newbie has been a favourite of Flick's since his arrival post-Euros, featuring in a nation-high 12 of the manager's 14 matches in the dugout.

CB: Niklas Sule - Once chastised by a former coach who barked: "You can’t play football when you weigh 100 kilos." Sule has ditched the junk food and slimmed down since.

CB: Matthias Ginter - Following the suspension of Antonio Rudiger, Freiburg's Ginter may earn his first cap of the year.

RWB: Jonas Hofmann - Versatile on and off the pitch, Hofmann's entrepreneurial spirit has seen him take a stake in a property firm and own multiple Subway branches.

CM: Ilkay Gundogan - Manchester City's midfielder isn't the only international in his family; Gundogan's cousin Naz Aydemir is a veteran of Turkey's national volleyball team, winning gold at the 2015 European Games.

CM: Joshua Kimmich - Described as a "strict dad" by compatriot Sule - who was born in the same year as Bayern Munich's 27-year-old leader.

LWB: David Raum - According to Raum himself, the wing-back's move from Hoffenheim to RB Leipzig in the summer was the Bundesliga's "most important transfer".

RW: Thomas Muller - Germany's Raumdeuter owns a stallion breeding centre - although his wife Lisa has more responsibility than Muller, who described himself as the "managing director of carrots".

ST: Timo Werner - Since Flick's arrival, Werner has netted an unrivalled eight international goals in 12 caps.

LW: Leroy Sane - After joining Bayern Munich in the summer of 2020, Sane admitted that he regrets commissioning a huge tattoo of himself in a Manchester City kit which sprawls across his entire back. Sane has since had it altered to resemble a Germany kit.