Tournament News

Germany unchanged for Serbia

2010-06-18 13:18

Port Elizabeth - Germany manager Joachim Loew named an unchanged side to the one that had crushed Australia for Friday's Group D tie with Serbia.

Serbia coach Radomir Antic in contrast made two switches, one forced on him with Neven Subotic stepping in for Aleksandar Lukovic, sent off in the 1-0 opening loss to Ghana, and Dynamo Kiev midfielder Milos Ninkovic in for striker Marko Pantelic.

Germany top Group D after their impressive 4-0 defeat of the Socceroos, and can all but book a last 16 berth with victory over the Balkan state at a sun-drenched Nelson Mandela Bay stadium.

The Serbs, who arrived in South Africa billed as live outsiders to make a serious impact, are desperate to improve on their below par display to Ghana.

Defeat will spell an early trip home if Ghana grab at least a point from minnows Australia on Saturday.


Germany: Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm (capt), Per Mertesacker, Arne Friedrich, Holger Badstuber, Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Mueller, Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose

Serbia: Vladimir Stojkovic, Branislav Ivanovic, Neven Subotic, Nemanja Vidic, Aleksandar Kolarov, Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Dejan Stankovic (capt), Milos Krasic, Milan Jovanovic, Milos Ninkovic, Nikola Zigic

Referee: Alberto Undiano (ESP)

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