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Marc-Andre ter Stegen to get rare Germany start

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The goalkeeper will play tomorrow

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Germany coach Joachim Low confirmed on Tuesday that Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will start the team’s World Cup qualifier against North Macedonia tomorrow.

Ter Stegen has been on the bench for the wins over Iceland and Romania during the current international break but will get a rare start for the national team on Wednesday.

Here’s what Low’s had to say about his team selection:

“I will wait until after the final training session to decide [the team], however Marc-André ter Stegen will play in goal – I’ve already told the goalkeepers that.

“I will speak to a few players after training tonight. The final decision on who will play will be made either tonight or tomorrow morning at the latest.

“Ilkay Gündogan will captain the side if he starts.”

Source | DFB

Germany will be expected to see off a North Macedonia side who opened up with a 3-2 defeat to Romania but thrashed Liechtenstein 5-0 last time out.

The game will see Ter Stegen take over from Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer and make his first appearance for the national side since featuring against Northern Ireland in 2019.