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Klinsmann unleashes young guns

Thirteen European teams have friendlies tonight, including Germany who will field a young side.

Getting the message across
Klinsmann could field a defence of three 20-year-olds and a 21-year-old in Leipzig, with Moritz Volz set for a debut at right-back. Robert Huth, Per Mertesacker and Philipp Lahm will complete the youthful back four. "It is an important signal for the Under-21 players that they get their chances," said Klinsmann. "It is the right time to test some things."

Inside information
England will hope a little local knowledge goes a long way when they travel to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid - home, of course, of Real Madrid CF's English internationals Michael Owen and David Beckham. Captain Beckham returned unscathed from a month's lay-off in Madrid's 6-1 defeat of Albacete Balompié last weekend, a match in which Owen maintained his fine scoring run. Arsenal FC's José Antonio Reyes and Liverpool FC's Xabi Alonso will start for Spain.

Unbeaten run
France host Poland at the Stade de France hoping to continue their unbeaten sequence against the visitors dating back to their third-place play-off at the 1982 World Cup. Coach Raymond Domenech is looking to experiment, giving midfielder Florent Malouda his first cap with four other untried players - Sébastien Frey, Pierre-Alain Frau, Sylvain Armand and Camel Meriem - on the bench.

Burns' night
Sweden travel to Edinburgh to face a Scotland side plagued by their worst ever FIFA world ranking – 77 – for what is caretaker coach Tommy Burns's first game in charge. Italy, meanwhile, could field as many as seven debutants in their home match with Finland. Elsewhere, Bulgaria welcome Azerbaijan, while Slovakia are at home to Slovenia.