Germany look for international glory ahead of next year’s World Cup but have decided against picking Mesut Ozil
GERMANY get their Confederations Cup campaign underway against Australia.
The world champions have sent a much-changed squad to Russia for the tournament but remain among the favourites.
Here is everything you need to know about Die Mannschaft’s match against the Socceroos.
When is Germany vs Australia and where can I watch it?
Germany vs Australia will take place at 4pm on Monday, June 19.
The match will be played at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, which previously hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Coverage will be live on ITV from 3.30pm.
What is the latest team news?
Mesut Ozil has not made the trip to Russia as Germany have named a number of fringe players in their squad.
Man City’s Leroy Sane was called up but pulled out of the squad to undergo nose surgery.
The only Premier League involvement in Joachim Loew’s side will be in the shape of Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi and Liverpool’s Emre Can.
Bournemouth’s Brad Smith and Aston Villa’s Mile Jedinak were both called up to Australia’s squad but subsequently withdrew.
What is the Confederations Cup?
The Confederations Cup brings together the winners of each continent’s regional competition, plus the World Cup winners and future World Cup hosts.
Chile qualified after winning the 2014 World Cup, while Australia were winners of the 2015 Asian Cup.
Brazil have won the last three Confederations Cups, but will not be able to defend their trophy after failing to win either the World Cup or Copa…