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Denmark v Republic of Ireland & Germany v Netherlands – team news

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Summary

  1. Germany v Netherlands – draw enough to put Dutch into finals
  2. Germany already relegated and face prospect of being seeded in Pot 2 for Euros qualifying
  3. Sane & Rudiger start for Germany, Van Dijk & Wijnaldum start for Dutch
  4. Denmark v Republic of Ireland – Danes already promoted to League A
  5. Republic already relegated to League C and will be in Pot 3 for Euros qualifying
  6. Michael Obafemi, 18, on Republic bench and could make debut
  7. Five English-based players in Denmark XI including Spurs’ Eriksen

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By Shamoon Hafez

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  1. Team news

    Denmark v Republic of Ireland (19:45 GMT)

    Martin O’Neill makes five Republic of Ireland changes from his team’s underwhelming 0-0 friendly draw with Northern Ireland last Thursday.

    Central defenders Richard Keogh and Kevin Long replace Darragh Lenihan and injured John Egan with Cyrus Christie, Aiden O’Brien and Enda Stevens taking over from Glenn Whelan, Callum Robinson and the suspended James McClean.

    Republic of Ireland: Randolph; Coleman (capt), Keogh, Duffy, Long; Stevens, Christie, Brady, Hendrick; O’Dowda, O’Brien.

    Tottenham star Christian Eriksen is among only four Denmark starters retained from Friday’s 2-1 win over Wales which clinched victory in Group B4 for Age Hareide’s side.

    Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen also remains along with Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite and Ajax midfielder Lasse Schone.

    With Kasper Schmeichel suspended, Eintracht Frankfurt keeper Frederik Ronnow starts.

    Denmark: Ronnow; Ankersen, Zanka, Bjelland, Knudsen; Schone, Hojbjerg, Eriksen; Yurary, Jorgensen, Braithwaite.

  2. Only pride to play for

    Denmark v Republic of Ireland (19:45 GMT)

    Republic of Ireland fans

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    Matters in Group B4 have already been sewn up before the game.

    Denmark top the standing and are promoted to the top tier, while Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland have been relegated.

    Wales’ two victories from four games was enough to give them second place.

  3. Team news

    Germany v Netherlands (19:45 GMT)

    There are three changes to the Germany side that beat Russia 3-0 on Thursday.

    Midfielder Toni Kroos and defender Mats Hummels come back into the side along with Hoffenheim’s Nico Schulz.

    Matthias Ginter, Kai Havertz and Jonas Hector are the trio to drop out. Marco Reus has a knock on his foot while Thomas Muller could earn his 100th cap off the bench.

    Germany XI: Neuer, Hummels, Sule, Rudiger, Kehrer, Kimmich, Kroos, Schulz, Gnabry, Werner, Sane.

    Netherlands make two changes to the side that beat world champions France 2-0 on Friday.

    Denzel Dumfries and Steven Bergwijn drop out of the starting XI as Kenny Tete and Quincy Promes come into the side.

    Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum start, as does former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay.

    Netherlands XI: Cillessen, Promes, de Ligt, van Dijk, Blind, de Roon, de Jong, Tete, Wijnaldum, Babel, Depay.

  4. The permutations

    Germany v Netherlands (19:45 GMT)

    Nations League group A1

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    • Netherlands only need a point tonight to go through to next summer’s finals alongside England, hosts Portugal and Switzerland.
    • France go through if Germany win tonight.

    Have I mentioned Germany are already relegated?

  5. Down and out

    Germany v Netherlands (19:45 GMT)

    Germany players

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    Yep, sentences we never thought we would read…

    Germany have been relegated from world football

    Well, not exactly world football, just the Nations Leagues, but isn’t it just a wonderful competition?

    Tonight, they come up against a rejuvenated Netherlands side.

  6. Don’t say it…

    Germany v Netherlands (19:45 GMT)

    Germany

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    Me in summer 2019: “But where were the Germans?”

    Don’t say it

    Don’t say it

    Don’t say it

    Don’t say it

    Don’t say it

    Don’t say it

    Don’t say it

    Barry Davies: “Frankly, who cares?”

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