Germany are one of the most successful teams in the European Championship, having won the title thrice. Germany are looking for their fourth title in France, and with some incredible players in their team, they have been tagged as one of the favourites.
However, they cannot take any team lightly in the group stages. Germany are placed alongside Ukraine, Poland and Northern Ireland in the tough Group C, which is sure to provide some fun. Talking about entertainment, Germany's opening match in Euro 2016 is expected to be a high-intensity game against Ukraine on Sunday.
Germany have an array of attacking players, like Mario Gotze, Thomas Muller and Mesut Ozil, and they can all come up with the goods. However, it remains to be seen if Germany will miss the services of Borussia Dortmund player Marco Reus, who has been left out by manager Joachim Low.
Germany have a strong squad, and should not have much problem on the attacking front. They should get past Ukraine without much problem, but their defence might prove to be a concern.
The presence of Matt Hummels, Germany's key central defender, is not confirmed against Ukraine, as he is suffering from a calf injury. Low might not want to risk playing him until he is 100 percent fit. If Hummels misses out, Skhodran Mustafi will play, so Jerome Boateng will need to play an integral role at the back.
Ukraine have two brilliant players in the form of Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konoplyanka, and can unlock the German defence. Shakhtar Donetsk's Taras Stepanenko will also play an important role at the centre of the park for Ukraine. He also needs to go back and help the defence if Germany attack Ukraine consistently, which could happen.
Ukraine manager Mykhailo Fomenko did not reveal the formation for their game against Germany, nor the players who will start against Germany, as it will only be decided some hours before the game.
Expected starting XI: Germany: Neuer; HÃ¶wedes, Mustafi, Boateng, Hector; Kroos, Khedira; MÃ¼ller, Ã–zil, Draxler; Gomez.
Ukraine: Pyatov; Fedetskiy, Khacheridi, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk; Stepanenko, Sydorchuk, Garmash; Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka; Zozulya.