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England players during their training session in Berlin ahead of the game against GermanyReuters

Two big rivals -- Germany and England -- get set to face each other in an international friendly Saturday at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. Both teams will also be seen black armbands during the match in memory of Netherlands legend Johan Cruyff, who died Thursday.

England are missing key players for the clash, including the likes of Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, Raheem Sterling and Jack Wilshere, but there is plenty of good news for Tottenham fans as four Spurs players are expected to start in the match.

Apart from Harry Kane and Danny Rose, Delle Ali and Eric Dier will be seen featuring in the match and bring out that fluidity once again which Spurs have shown all through the Premier League this season. Apart from them, Leicester City's influential midfielder Danny Drinkwater could also earn his first cap for the Three Lions.

Drinkwater's teammate and this season's in-form striker Jamie Vardy, however, will possibly not be seen in the first half of the match. Kane is expected to start as the lone striker ahead of Vardy, while the likes of Danny Welbeck and Adam Lallana used in the flanks.

"We've got two systems which enable me to get at least three of the strikers in. No one is going to get more than three on," England coach Roy Hodgson told Mirror. "We can play an arrowhead formation where two strikers play slightly off and to the side of a central striker, or two central strikers playing slightly wider with one tucked in behind."

The Three Lions have a host of strikers at their disposal for the Euro 2016 in the form of Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Vardy, Kane, Theo Walcott and Welbeck and it will be a real task for Hodgson to select the perfect players in the starting lineup.

Germany, meanwhile, will miss the experience of midfield maestro Bastian Schweinsteiger. The veteran damaged his knee ligaments during training and is a doubt for the Euro 2016 as well. Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, who was carrying a slight injury, has been passed fit, and should start for the world champions.

Expected lineups: Germany: Neuer; Ginter, Mustafi, Hummels, Hector; Khedira, Kroos; Muller, Ozil, Reus; Gomez.

England - Butland; Clyne, Cahill, Smalling, Rose; Dier, Alli, Henderson; Lallana, Kane, Welbeck.

Where to watch live

International friendly: Germany vs England is scheduled to kick off at 7:45 p.m. GMT (1:15 a.m. IST, 3:45 p.m. EST) March 26.

Viewers in India can watch the game on Sony ESPNSonyliv will provide the live streaming option online.

In the UK, viewers can catch the game on the ITV 1. Live streaming will be available on ITV Player. Radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

In Germany, the match will be broadcast on ZDF.

In the US, viewers can watch the game on ESPN 2 and ESPN Deportes TV. Watch ESPN is the live stream option for the game.

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