First endurance test of the Flick era! The German national team is visiting European champions Italy on the first day of the Nations League. The Mancini team is in a state of upheaval after missing out on qualifying for the World Cup. The game from 8.45 p.m. in our live ticker.

Expected Lineups:

Italien: Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain / 23/42) – Di Lorenzo (SSC Neapel / 28/19), Bonucci (Juventus Turin / 35/115), Bastoni (Inter Mailand / 23/11), Spinazzola (AS Rom / 29/18) – Barella (Inter Mailand / 25/37), Locatelli (Juventus Turin / 24/22), Tonali (AC Mailand / 22/8) – Politano (SSC Neapel / 28/4), Scamacca (US Sassuolo / 23/4), L. Pellegrini (AS Rom / 25/2)

Germany: Neuer (FC Bayern Munich/36/109 internationals) – Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach/29/10), Süle (FC Bayern Munich/26/37), Rüdiger (FC Chelsea/29/50), Raum (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim /24/5) – Kimmich (FC Bayern Munich/27/64), Goretzka (FC Bayern Munich/27/41) – Gnabry (FC Bayern Munich/26/31), Müller (FC Bayern Munich/32/112), Havertz (Chelsea FC/22/25) – Werner (Chelsea FC/26/49)

Italy – Germany

04.06.2022 | 8:45 p.m

With the exception of Dortmund’s Marco Reus, national soccer coach Hansi Flick can count on all 25 national players for the Nations League opener against Italy. 22 field players and three goalkeepers were in action on Friday morning in Herzogenaurach for the final training session for the game in Bologna. The DFB entourage will not fly from Nuremberg to Italy until the afternoon, where the game will be played at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on Saturday (8.45 p.m. / RTL).

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