Christoph Kramer comes in for the Real Madrid star in what will be the 23-year-old's fifth cap but first start in a competitive match.

Argentina kept Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria on the substitutes' bench in their lineup for the game.

Germany

Manuel Neuer; Philipp Lahm (capt), Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Benedikt Hoewedes; Bastian Schweinsteiger, Christoph Kramer; Thomas Mueller, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil; Miroslav Klose

Coach: Joachim Loew (GER)

Argentina

Sergio Romero; Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo; Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Enzo Perez; Gonzalo Higuain, Lionel Messi (capt), Ezequiel Lavezzi

Coach: Alejandro Sabella (ARG)

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)