Germany coach Joachim Löw is looking to use his side's penultimate fixture of the calendar year against France on Friday (kick-off 21:00CET/20:00GMT) as an opportunity to fine-tune his line-up ahead of UEFA EURO 2016 next year.

Qualification for the tournament was far from plain sailing for the reigning world champions, who were knocked off top spot in the FIFA world ranking this month. In an effort to remedy that, Löw has named a strong squad, including a maiden call-up for FC Schalke 04 starlet Leroy Sane.

Top facts

  • The match in the Stade de France in Saint-Denis will be Germany's 907th international fixture. So far they have won 527 games, drawn 183 and lost 196. A total of 917 players have featured for the team to date.
  • Löw has so far taken charge of 126 games with Die Mannschaft. He has won 85, drawn 22 and lost 19.
  • This will be Germany's 27th meeting with France. The last time they faced off was in the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where Mats Hummels' header handed Germany a 1-0 victory.
  • VfL Wolfsburg's Andre Schürrle could earn his 50th cap for Germany if he features. Sane could make his debut, while FC Bayern München winger Kingsley Coman could do likewise for France.
  • Both teams will wear their new home shirts for the first time.

Possible line-ups

France: Lloris - Sagna, Koscielny, Varane, Evra - Pogba, Diarra, Matuidi - Griezmann, Giroud, Martial

Germany: Neuer - Ginter, Boateng, Hummels, Hector - Khedira, Schweinsteiger - Sane, Gündogan, Podolski - Müller