Preview of Argentina vs Germany match plus today’s headlines. Lionel Messi missed Argentina’s training yesterday because of a cold but has recovered and should be fit to start. On how he would play against Germany, Maradona said, “It would be a sin to change now. I am not going to play 4-4-2.” He also announced that Demechelis will start but is unsure who will partner him in the crucial area of central defence saying, “Samuel or Burdisso? We are still analysing all the options.” Discuss here.

Meanwhile, Batistuta is now back in Argentina, speaking to Ole newspaper he said Maradona is doing a fantastic job, it will be a tough match against Germany.


Press conference Demichelis


News roundup and headlines

  • Photos: Press conference and training session
  • Video: Pastore happy to bide his time
  • Video: Romero: Germany a “tall” order
  • Video: Press conference Romero
  • Match Facts: Argentina v Germany
  • Argentina v Germany: match preview
  • Germany vs. Argentina will be battle
  • Maradona confident for Germany rematch
  • Argentina hope to learn from Germany penalty methods
  • Argentine keeper ready for penalties
  • German digs a mark of respect, says Demichelis
  • Carlos Tevez will not contemplate Argentina defeat to Germany
  • Maradona bestrides Argentina v Germany rivalry
  • Battle of the bosses Diego Maradona v Joachim Low
  • A clash of styles
  • Germany will not ‘shiver in the changing rooms’
  • Germany: It takes a team to stop Lionel Messi
  • We’re all living in Maradona’s World Cup
  • Maradona’s a man of few tactical words
  • Argentina in a different league to England, says Klose