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How Germany could line up against France

How Germany could line up against France
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Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Germany could line up for their Euro 2020 opener against France on Tuesday night.

Germany manager Joachim Low is expected to deploy a three-man defence for his side's Euro 2020 opener against France in Munich on Tuesday night.

Die Mannschaft lined up with a trio of central defenders in their recent friendlies with Denmark and Latvia - although they still conceded in both games - and that rearguard should comprise Matthias Ginter, Antonio Rudiger and Mats Hummels.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen being ruled out of the tournament means that Manuel Neuer will retain his spot in goal unchallenged, and he could set a new record for the most games played by a goalkeeper at major international tournaments this summer, should Germany make it far enough.

The versatile Joshua Kimmich should take his spot on the right-hand side of Germany's midfield, with prolific Atalanta star Robin Gosens operating down the opposite flank for Die Mannschaft.

Leon Goretzka is working his way back from muscular problems but is highly unlikely to be fit in time for Tuesday, so Toni Kroos and Ilkay Gundogan should pair up in the middle.

The bulk of Low's dilemmas come in the final third, as the Germany manager is under pressure to find the perfect partner for returning veteran Thomas Muller and the indispensable Serge Gnabry.

Leroy Sane and Timo Werner both came off the bench to net against Latvia, while Kevin Volland is another option in attack, but Kai Havertz could edge out his compatriots and keep hold of his starting berth.

Germany possible starting lineup: Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rudiger; Kimmich, Kroos, Gundogan, Gosens; Havertz, Muller; Gnabry

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United StatesUnited States20231659
JapanJapan175931
AustraliaAustralia1431431
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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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