Germany’s defenders — Mats Hummels in particular — will be wary of England forward Jadon Sancho, though he’s been given only six minutes of playing time by England coach Gareth Southgate.
'Rainbow armband symbol for diversity': UEFA stops investigation into Manuel Neuer's Pride Month gesture
Neuer has been sporting the rainbow-coloured armband to show support towards the LGBT+ community during 'Pride Month'.
Following their World Cup debacle three years ago, Germany has much to prove at the Euro 2020 finals, postponed from last year, after which Loew will step down after 15 years in charge.
Madrid said on May 17 that Kroos tested positive while already in isolation after contact with another person who recorded a positive test.
Last Thursday, the German team wore T-shirts that spelt out "Human Rights" before their 3-0 win over Iceland in their opening qualifier.
Bierhoff added that he was optimistic the virus was unlikely to spread because the team had taken measures to reduce contact between players.
Germany have failed to qualify from the group stages at a FIFA World Cup finals for the first time since 1938.
Germany have been eliminated from a World Cup in the first round for the first time since the Second World War.
Germany finished bottom of Group F after a 2-0 defeat against South Korea. Sweden topped the group after a 3-0 win against Mexico.
Coach Joachim Loew said Tuesday on the eve of the match that Rudy hadn't recovered after undergoing surgery.
Four years after Mueller contributed five goals as Germany triumphed over Argentina in Brazil, Loew said the misfiring Bayern star was keen to make amends.
German Football Association suspend two staff members over spat with Swedish bench at FIFA World Cup game
The pair were stood down for provoking Sweden's bench in Sochi on Saturday with emotional celebrations, which sparked a heated exchange.
Mexico's 2-1 win over South Korea earlier on Saturday had ensured that Germany would be out in the event of a defeat, with a draw little better.
Of the problems Loew has to fix, Neuer is not one and he had little to do in the second half as Germany pushed for an equaliser that never came.
Germany had won their opening World Cup game at each of the previous seven editions, with their only prior loss in 18 appearances a 2-1 reverse against Algeria at the 1982 finals.