Germany will meet Spain at the Al-Bayt Stadium on Sunday, looking to go all out for three points in this key 2022 FIFA World Cup match. The Germans just experienced a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Japan, which has affected their confidence heading into this game.
Hansi Flick will line up his team in a 4-2-3-1 formation and may stick with the same starting lineup that faced Japan. As a result, we can anticipate Kai Havertz to lead the attack for the German national team up front once more.
4-2-3-1 Germany Lineup To Face Spain
After allowing two goals in his previous World Cup outing, Manuel Neuer will be Germany’s primary goalkeeper. At the center of Flick’s defense, Antonio Rudiger will renew his defensive partnership with Nico Schlotterbeck, with the goal of preventing the opposition from creating too many chances over the course of 90 minutes.
Niklas Sule will play as a right-back, while David Raum will play on the opposite flank as a left-back. Flick will give them both the flexibility to move forward and create some good opportunities from wide areas.
Germany’s midfield will be led by Ilkay Gundogan and Joshua Kimmich, who will strive to win 50-50 clashes in the center of the field.
As part of Flick’s attack, the talented three of Jamal Musiala, Thomas Muller, and Serge Gnabry will play just ahead of them. Musiala and Gnabry will have to stretch the pitch on the flanks, while Muller will want to use his experience and cunning from the number ten position.
Leon Goretzka and Mario Gotze will be available for selection on the bench, waiting for their chance to shine in the second half if needed.
On the attacking end of the field, Kai Havertz will lead the line for Flick’s team. After a dismal performance against Japan, the German striker will be hungry to put up a much better performance in this World Cup at the Al-Bayt Stadium.
Youssoufa Moukoko and Leroy Sane will have to settle for a place on the bench, but they may get a chance to impress as impact substitutes if Flick decides to use them.