Germany will host their English counterpart at 10 pm on Wednesday at the Signa Arena Park in Dortmund in a friendly international match that will be a tribute to Lukas Podolski, who will play for the last 1300.
Podolski star friendly Germany and England
Podolski, 31, has been a leading figure in the German national team since 2004 and has played a number of stages in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, although he has not played a key role in Joachim Loew’s success.
“This is impressive, you can not ask for more,” Podolski said.
“My last appearance will be nice, but a sad moment for … I am happy to have a chance to bid farewell to the fans,” said the player who will move at the end of the season to Japan’s Vesel Kobe.
The absence of the German team
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Noyer will miss England and Azerbaijan in the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Paris. Frenchman Saint-Tropez has been called up by the Frenchman, Jean-Terrap, and 30-year-old captain Noir is complaining of a calf injury. Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marko Ruiz and Mario Gautze, Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has not recovered from his full fitness.
Changes in the formation of the English team
On the English side, coach Gareth Southgate included veteran striker Jimmy Defoe, 34, as Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) and Daniel Starridge (Liverpool) were not called.
Manchester United players Phil Jones, Luke Chau and Marcus Rushford are back in the squad, missing Arsenal striker Theo Walcott.
England play Lithuania on Sunday in the World Cup qualifiers.
History of the confrontation between Germany and England
Germany are looking for a first home win against their rivals since 1987, and England crushed them 5-1 in Munich in 2001 with three for Michael Owen.
In the last meeting between them last year, Germany advanced 2-0 through Tony Crosse and Mario Gomez, before England responded three through Harry Kayne, Jimmy Farde and Eric Dyer in the last minute.
One of the most important meetings between the two teams was Germany’s 4-1 win in the Round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup, when Uruguayan referee Jorge Larionda canceled Frank Lampard’s right goal, when the score was 2-1, was one of the direct reasons for the adoption of the goal line technology later .
West Germany qualified for the 1990 World Cup finals by beating England 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw and a semi-final win in the 1970 World Cup.
The final of the 1966 World Cup was the most important one between them, when England won 4-2 and won their first world title. At the time, referee Geoff Horst scored a rebound from the bar to the goal line,