Germany Vs. Argentina 2012: Lineups

Argentina and Germany play the most high-profile of Wednesday's afternoon friendlies, with Lionel Messi and co. in action against one of the world's best young teams. Mario Gomez and Bastian Schweinsteiger are out, but most of Germany's first team is intact. Joachim Löw is giving Marcel Schmelzer another shot at left back after some poor pre-Euro friendlies, while Alejandro Sabella has decided to go with a 4-3-3 that features Messi as a right forward. He'll come inside a lot, so Pablo Zabaleta will have a lot of work to do out wide.

Germany lineup (4-2-3-1): Ziegler; Schmelzer, Badstuber, Hummels, Boateng; Khedira, Kroos; Reus, Özil, Müller; Klose

Argentina lineup (4-3-3): Romero; Rojo, Fernandez, Garay, Zabaleta; Mascherano, Gago, Sosa; Di Maria, Higuain, Messi

Kickoff is at 2:45 p.m. ET from Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt. You can catch the game on ESPN2 in the USA, as well as streaming on ESPN3.

We'll have live coverage of this game in our Germany vs. Argentina 2012 StoryStream. in our international friendlies StoryStream.

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