Predicted Germany XI for the World Cup final - Ozil and Hummels feature

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An Arsenal star, a former Manchester City defender and a key Manchester United target all feature.

Germany will be extremely confident heading into the World Cup final against Argentina following their emphatic win against Brazil.

The Germans have been one of the most consistent sides since the start of the tournament and Jorgi Low is likely to name an extremely strong starting side for the match this Sunday.

Here’s the side Germany could go with.

GK – Manuel Neuer

The Bayern Munich goalkeeper is one of the most consistent ‘keepers in Europe and someone who allows his back four to play a higher line.

RB – Philipp Lahm

Looks comfortable at right-back due to his experience in the role. He’ll be a key figure in the defence.

CB – Mats Hummels

The Borussia Dortmund defender was taken off against Brazil, most likely to protect him for this game. His performances have shown why Manchester United appear keen to sign him.

CB – Benedikt Howedes

Another experienced player who has had a very good tournament in the middle of the team. He starts.

LB – Jerome Boateng

The former Manchester City star should complete the back four line-up. He’s a versatile player and can cover a number of positions in defence.

RM – Thomas Muller

Muller is another versatile German player. He can drift into wide areas but is at his most effective through the middle of the team.

CM – Sami Khedira

The Real Madrid man and Arsenal target will most likely play as the deepest of the midfielders, hovering in front of the back four to provide extra protection.

CM – Bastian Schweinsteiger

Schweinsteiger provides an element of grit into the middle of the team. He will race around, snapping at the heels of Argentina’s key players.

CM – Toni Kroos

Kroos has arguably been the best midfielder at the tournament so far. He got on the score sheet against Brazil and help to destroy the tournament hosts. He looks set for a Real Madrid move after the tournament despite interest from Manchester United.

LM – Mesut Ozil

The Arsenal midfielder could be started in several positions but he won’t stay still, rotating with other players across the midfield throughout the game, which makes him difficult to pick up.

ST – Miroslav Klose

Klose has the chance to go out on a real high and if he scores, he can extend his record as the leading goalscorer in World Cup history.

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