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Team News: Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil both start for Germany against Mexico

Team News: Neuer, Ozil both start for Germany
Manuel Neuer and Mesut Ozil are both in the Germany team for their 2018 World Cup opener against Mexico.

Manuel Neuer and Mesut Ozil have both been named in the Germany team for their 2018 World Cup opener against Mexico on Sunday afternoon.

Germany boss Joachim Low declared the pair fit ahead of the Group F clash, and they have been included in the XI.

Sami Khedira and Julian Draxler also start for the reigning world champions, while Timo Werner will lead the line as the RB Leipzig forward looks to add to his eight international goals.

As for Mexico, West Ham United forward Javier Hernandez will lead the line with support from the highly-rated Hirving Lozano, with Jonathan dos Santos and Giovani dos Santos both on the bench.

New Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Raul Jimenez is also on the bench, but Carlos Vela is given the nod to start.

Germany: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Plattenhardt; Khedira, Kroos; Muller, Ozil, Draxler; Werner
Subs: Ginter, Reus, Trapp, Goretzka, Sule, Rudiger, Rudy, Brandt, Gundogan, Ter Stegen, Gomez, Hector

Mexico: Ochoa; Gallardo, Moreno, Ayala, Salcedo; Layun, Guardado, Herrera; Lozano, Hernandez, Vela
Subs: Corona, Marquez, Gutierrez, J Dos Santos, Fabian, Jimenez, G Dos Santos, Talavera, Corona, Peralta, Aquino, Alvarez

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Joachim Low at a Germany press conference on May 24, 2018
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