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Spain v Germany team news: Mittelstadt benched again

The match that many would have loved to have seen in the European Championship final, Spain v Germany, gets the quarter-finals underway.

Kick-off in Stuttgart is at 17:00 BST.

Both Spain and Germany qualified from the group stage with a game to spare, then defeating Georgia and Denmark in the last 16.

These are also the two nations who have scored the most goals at this summer’s tournament, with nine and ten respectively.

As for the team news, it’s a straightforward affair for La Roja.

They are unchanged from the side that beat Georgia, so Pedri (€7.0m) starts again after rumours that he may be replaced by Dani Olmo (€7.5m).

One Germany change we were expecting, the other one not.

Jonathan Tah (€4.5m) returns from suspension to take his place in defence, with Nico Schlotterbeck (€4.4m) making way.

The slightly surprising alteration sees Emre Can (€5.4m) ousting Robert Andrich (€5.0m) in central midfield.

That means that Maximillian Mittelstadt (€4.1m) and Florian Wirtz (€7.5m) are again only substitutes for the hosts.

LINE-UPS

Spain XI: Simon, Carvajal, Le Normand, Laporte, Cucurella, Gonzalez, Rodri, Fabian, Yamal, Morata, Williams.

Germany XI: Neuer, Kimmich, Rudiger, Tah, Raum, Can, Kroos, Sane, Gundogan, Musiala, Havertz.


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290 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Thanos
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Carvahal RC

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Fpl starts soon...

      1. Thanos
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Wohooo

  2. Travel Notes
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Auf Wiedersehen!

  3. Tonyawesome69
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Cheers Carvajal

    1. azz007
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Wow I took him out haha

  4. CoracAld2831
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Well that's neat, now Carvajal cannot be subbed off.

  5. KAPO KANE
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Dodged a bullet there benching Carvajal!

  6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 10 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    ESPAÑA!

  7. Roshen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Carvajal from almost 9 points to disaster

    1. Saka Punch
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Lol so true

  8. TheBiffas
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    6 players, 6 blanks 🙁

  9. Goro Majima
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    11 points from 6. Yay.

  10. JBG
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Taylor owners the real winners this match.

  11. chocolove
    • 13 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Spain B squad time at semifinal. Lol.

  12. R.C
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Cry baby v Ninja turtle

    Who wins?

    1. CoracAld2831
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Probably France after penalties.

  13. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Who backs up Carvajal?

    1. JBG
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Navas or Nacho

  14. RICICLE
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    I have Carvajal, can you sub off a player who got sent off?
    Just a bit confused on this one.

    1. lilmessipran
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Yes

    2. JBG
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Just wait and see until you can do subs

    3. Goro Majima
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      He still outscored Morata, Gundo and Rudiger in my team so he stays anyway.

    4. Saka Punch
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Yeah surely you can sub off any player regardless?

    5. lilmessipran
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Someone tweeted you cant do it, so I am confused now as well.

    6. RICICLE
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Cool cheers guys, I’ll just see what happens if I can then when subs become available 🙂

    7. Tomsk
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Says in rules you can’t.

    8. KAPO KANE
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Yes so long as you’re subbing for a player who hasn’t played yet.
      The fact he was sent off is irrelevant

    9. Marjie
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      No you can’t

    10. CoracAld2831
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      Does not say in the rules, but previously you have not been able to sub them out.

      1. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 5 hours ago

        Oops, sorry it does actually. My bad.

        • Sub out a maximum of 4 players (unless they've been sent off), and replace them with any of your subs whose teams are yet to play within the matchday. Any players you sub out will score 0 points for that matchday.

        1. RICICLE
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          Ahh damn, no probs then, cheers bud

  15. KAPO KANE
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Yamal, Olmo and Wirtz delivered.

    Now time for Mbappe, BSilva, Cancelo and Ronny!

  16. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    Spanish player had a free header and no-one within a 5 yard radius to challenge him.
    Germany only have themselves to blame...

    1. JBG
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 5 hours ago

      100% agree, that clear handball and pen would have changed nothing.

  17. Christina.
    • 14 Years
    9 days, 5 hours ago

    0 from 0 players

  18. GREEN JUMPERS
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 4 hours ago

    Morata booked in the winning goal celebration after being taken off, misses the semi final according to Barry Glendenning

    1. Skalla
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 4 hours ago

      Yep Morata and Ruiz was booked on the bench...

      1. Welcome to Har vitzvah
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

        Wtf? My defender gets a red, striker and mid gets a yellow.

    2. Ausman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      That's not correct. There seems to have been some confusion around who was booked during the goal celebration after initial reports stated both Fabian Ruiz and Morata had both been booked. In fact, only Ruiz was carded, not Morata, and this has been confirmed by the Spanish FA, so both players are eligable to play.
      That's the good news for those of us loaded up on Spanish assets.

      Bad news is Fabian Ruiz is doubtful after being subbed off with an injury, and Pedri has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain to his left knee. LeNormand and Carvajal are both suspended.

  19. Pocket Beatnik
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    9 days, 4 hours ago

    The option (for BBC iPlayer punters) to have 5live commentary while watching is a cracking enhancement.

  20. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Its absurd that Ronaldo gets all these minutes over Jota. He offers nothing. 39yrs old, slow. Garbage.

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 9 hours ago

      Appears to be player manager. Martinez very weak.

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 9 hours ago

        Martinez doesn't care about winning, just keeping the Portuguese FA and public on side so he keeps his plum job. Another golden generation wasted by Martinez!