Germany boss Joachim Löw has switched to a fluid 4-3-3 for Germany's World Cup opener against Portugal. Their back four is entirely made up of centre-backs, with Jerome Boateng seemingly given the task of trying to stop Cristiano Ronaldo at right-back. Mesut Özil, Mario Götze and Thomas Müller make up a fluid attacking trident.
Portugal also opt for the 4-3-3, but theirs is likely to be more compact and counter-attacking than their opponents'. The only real dilemma for Paulo Bento heading into the game was who he'd play in the defensive midfield role -- he's favoured veteran Miguel Veloso over young talent William Carvalho.