Löw for the first time without world champion

The DFB team against Argentina for the first time without world champion

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The DFB team against Argentina for the first time without world champion

More than five years ago, the German national team organized the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro in 2014.

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When the team of Joachim Löw will play his friendly against the last opponent of the time, Argentina, Wednesday in Dortmund, the coach will have for the first time no world champion in the starting lineup. This has not happened in the 64 international matches since the triumphal night of 13 July 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. (Friendly match: Germany – Argentina, from 20:45) Grouvy Sport-Liveticker)

Neuer is sitting on the bench

With Manuel Neuer, he is still world champion in the team against the "Gauchos". FC Bayern goalkeeper will be at the start of the bench. Löw had promised Marc-André ter Stegen, goalkeeper of the Barca, to get involved before the match.

Matthias Ginter, who after retiring from the World Cup, even held a regular place in the DFB team, had to cancel his candidacy due to a dislocation at the shoulder. And Toni Kroos stayed in Madrid because of muscle problems. So, there is no one left who bears against Argentina the memories of 2014 on the lawn.

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Transformation finally over

At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Löw still had nine world champions and was disappointed, with the exception of Manuel Neuer. After the 3-0 defeat of the Netherlands last fall, the national coach has even lost his job and opted for a radical cut. Bayern pros Thomas Müller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng were killed earlier this year.

The match against Argentina will finally inaugurate a new era.

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