Friday July 4 2014
Line-ups: France – Germany

Juventus’ Paul Pogba again lines up for France for their World Cup quarter-final against Germany this afternoon.

Bleus Coach Didier Deschamps makes two changes from the team that beat Nigeria in the Round of 16 , with Mamadou Sakho and Antoine Griezmann coming in for Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud respectively.

Germany Coach Joachim Low meanwhile has lost Sampdoria’s Shkodran Mustafi for the rest of the tournament through injury, so Mats Hummels will take his place at the back.

Lazio’s Miroslav Klose also starts in place of Mario Gotze, with the veteran seeking the one goal that would make him the World Cup’s all-time leading goalscorer.

Official Line-ups

France: Lloris (c), Debuchy, Evra, Varane, Sakho, Cabaye, Valbuena, Benzema, Griezmann, Matuidi, Pogba

Germany: Neuer, Howedes, Hummels, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Klose, Muller, Lahm (c), Kroos, Boateng

Referee: Nestor Pitana (Argentina)