Switzerland vs Germany lineups: Starting XIs, confirmed team news and injuries today

Switzerland vs Germany lineups: Starting XIs, confirmed team news and injuries today

Germany once again field an unchanged starting XI for tonight’s clash with Switzerland.

Julian Nagelsmann is yet to change his line-up at Euro 2024 and vowed pre-game to avoid rotations and keep momentum going into the knockout stage, with his side already booked in for the last-16.


However they will have issues to manage in Frankfurt as Antonio Rudiger, Jonathan, Maximilian Mittelstadt and Robert Andrich are all one yellow card away from suspension.

“I do think it is important to have as many players from the starting 11 on the pitch so that we stay in the rhythm,” said Nagelsmann said after a 2-0 win over Hungary secured progression to the last-16. “Do not expect to have seven changes to the team. I can rule that out now.”

Nagelsmann admits concerns over the state of the Waldstadion pitch have left him worrying whether his players will suffer injuries. Chunks of turf cut up when England played Denmark and it remains to be seen if that will prompt him into a few more selection alterations.

“I hope that it holds up, but I have little hope,” he said. “The grass is simply not good - very greasy, very soft.

“I am not so worried in terms of playing the game, but what worries me more is in terms of injuries. There are players such as Jude Bellingham that we have seen have had problems and risked some serious injury. If you slip, you really risk getting injured.”

Switzerland have probably already done enough to reach the knockout stage with four points from their first two games.

Breel Embolo has played very little football this season due to injuries and has come off the bench in their first two matches so far, but after playing half an hour against Scotland he comes in to start.

Fabian Rieder also gets the nod with Xherdan Shaqiri on the bench.

Switzerland XI: Sommer; Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez; Widmer, Rieder, Xhaka, Freuler, Aebischer; Ndoye, Embolo

Germany XI: Neuer; Kimmich, Rudiger, Tah, Mittelstadt; Andrich, Kroos; Musiala, Gundogan, Wirtz; Havertz

Time and date: 8pm BST on Sunday, June 23, 2024

Venue: Waldstadion, Frankfurt

TV channel: BBC Two