Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland are brimming with confidence after their first win in a major tournament after 34 years. Pictured: Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley, Oliver Norwood and Aaron Hughes celebrate at the end of the match on June 16, 2016.Reuters

The stage cannot get bigger than this for Northern Ireland as they are just one step away from making it to the round of 16 of Euro 2016. Having beaten Ukraine 2-0 in their previous game, Michael O'Neill's men in green will be looking to carry on with that momentum against the world champions Germany.

Parc des Princes in Paris will light up when Northern Ireland and Germany lock horns in a Group C clash of on Tuesday.

Joachim Low, the Germany manager, will surely not underestimate this Northern Ireland side. He must have watched their moves closely and will plan accordingly.

Germany's strikers have not fired in Euro 2016 and Low had even criticised his forwards after their match against Poland, which ended in a goalless draw.

Low will be looking to alter certain things up front. Thomas Muller has to fire if Germany wants to go right till the end of Euro 2016. Mario Gotze has not been up to the mark as well. The team needs more incisive passing from their star-assist man Mesut Ozil.

It is likely that Low may deploy an out-an-out striker like Mario Gomez against Northern Ireland. The manager may also include to include Andre Schurrle in the starting XI on Tuesday at the Parc des Princes. Low will be feeling relaxed as there are no injury concerns in his side. 

However, Low will not want to lose his three star men in the knockout stage of Euro 2016 - Jerome Boateng, Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil -- as they are just one booking away from suspension.

Meanwhile, Michael O'Neill does not have any injury issues to deal with either. However, Kyle Lafferty may again have to start the game on the bench.

Conor Washington deserves a place in the starting XI after his impressive show against Ukraine. Skipper Steven Davis has been excellent in Euro 2016 so far and he will look to continue with his form against Germany as well. The star of the previous match, West Bromwich Albion's Gareth McAuley, will be one of the players to watch out for as well.

Jonny Evans, who was also outstanding against Ukraine, may get to hold the defensive line with Conor McLaughlin and Paddy McNair in Paris on Tuesday. 

Expected starting XI: Northern Ireland: McGovern; Hughes, McAuley, Cathcart, J Evans; Ward, C Evans, Davis, Norwood, Dallas; Washington.

Germany: Neuer; Howedes, Boateng, Hummels, Hector; Kroos, Khedira; Muller, Ozil, Schurrle; Gomez.

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