Germany face the Netherlands on Tuesday (kick-off 20:45CET/19:45GMT) in their first game since Friday’s 2-0 defeat to France, which was overshadowed by terror attacks across Paris.

Despite the atrocities, the German Football Association (DFB) confirmed the contest at Hannover 96’s HDI Arena will go ahead, with chancellor Angela Merkel set to attend the match.

The result will, however, be of little significance following the horrific events in the French capital, head coach Joachim Löw said at Monday's pre-match press conference.

Top facts

  • Germany's last defeat at Dutch hands came in a November 2002 friendly. The game ended 3-1.
  • With FC Bayern München's Manuel Neuer being rested, Bayer 04 Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno could make his senior international debut.
  • Between them, Netherlands winger Arjen Robben (FC Bayern) and striker duo Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (FC Schalke 04) and Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg) have scored 182 goals in 344 Bundesliga appearances.
  • Thomas Müller has found the net five times in his last six international outings.

Possible line-ups

Germany: Leno - Ginter, Rüdiger, Mustafi, Can - Kramer, Gündogan - Bellarabi, Müller, Draxler - Kruse

Netherlands: Stekelenburg - Tete, Bruma, Kongolo, Veltman, Pieters - Sneijder, Vejinovic, Wijnaldum, Depay - Huntelaar

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