Striker Lukas Podolski is an injury worry for Joachim Loew ahead of this exciting looking quarter final match with Diego Maradona’s Argentina.
Podolski has a thigh injury and will face a late fitness test before kick-off. If Podolski doesn’t make it, his place is set to be taken by Stefan Kiessling as Brazilian born Cacau is definitely sidelined with an abdominal injury.
Otherwise, there are likely to be no changes for Loew’s side from the one that comprehensively beat England in the last round.
Argentina boss Diego Maradona is hopeful that playmaker Lionel Messi has sufficiently recovered from a virus to start this match.
Walter Samuel has overcome his injury and will start at centre half with Nicolas Burdisso the man most likely to make way.
Also back in contention is veteran Juan Sebastian Veron, but Maxi Rodriguez looks set to keep his place in the centre of midfield. Veron may have to be content with a place on the bench.
KICK-OFF: SATURDAY JULY 3rd 15:00 GMT
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