Germans suffer late blow with Khedira out
Germany's midfielder Sami Khedira (L) and Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil warm up during a training session at the Sao Januario Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 12, 2014 - by Patrik Stollarz
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.
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)
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)