Italy vs. Germany: Preview and TV schedule

Claudio Villa

Germany will attempt to break their hex against the Italians as Joachim Löw leads the Germans for the 100th time.

While Friday's match at the San Siro is just a friendly, the Germans will be looking for a small measure of revenge against the Italians. Italy have never lost to Germany in major tournaments, including victories in the semifinals of Euro 2012 and the 2006 World Cup.

Joachim Löw has handed Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller a place on the German roster, giving him a chance to earn his first senior level cap. Weidenfeller hasn't played for the German national team since his days on the U-21 squad and still has a chance to make Löw's roster for Brazil next summer.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Per Mertesacker and Mario Götze will all miss out due to injuries, but striker Miroslav Klose is set to return after missing last month's qualifiers.

Mario Balotelli is set to make his return for Cesare Prandelli with Pablo Osvaldo expected to start alongside the out of favor Milan striker. Giuseppe Rossi is unavailable, suffering from a virus.

Match Date/Time: 8:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy

TV: Univision Deportes (U.S.)

Online: ESPN3 (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K.)

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