Belarus vs Germany: Team News and Preview

Hleb is unavailable for Belarus, meaning that Yuri Kovalev could come into the XI.

Denis Laptev should keep his spot in the final third of the field, although Maksim Skavysh is another attacking option for the home team. A 4-2-3-1 formation should also see Dragun and Ivan Maevski continue in the middle of the park.

As for Germany, the visitors are again expected to line up in a 3-4-3 formation. Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger was one of the three centre-backs against Netherlands, but he is out with a knee problem.

As a result, Jonathan Tah could come into the XI, with Thilo Kehrer and Schulz operating in the wing-back positions either side of Joshua Kimmich and Ilkay Gundogan.

Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane were both on the scoresheet against Netherlands and should start, while Marco Reus could be handed the false nine position.

Belarus possible starting lineup:

Hutar; Shitov, Martynovich, Polyakov, Volodko; Dragun, Maevski; Nekhaychik, Kovalev, Stasevich; Laptev

Germany possible starting lineup:

Neuer; Ginter, Sule, Tah; Kehrer, Kimmich, Gundogan, Schulz; Sane, Reus, Gnabry