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Germans go back to defensive basics against Irish

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Germany take on Ireland in Friday's World Cup qualifier with questions needed answering over the guests' defence and a lack of strength in depth in the German back-four being blamed. 

Germany's head coach Joachim Loew (C) oversees a training session of the German national soccer team in Frankfurt am Main. Germany take on Ireland in Friday's World Cup qualifier with questions needed answering over the guests' defence and a lack of strength in depth in the German back-four being blamed.

Germany coach Joachim Loew is without centre-back Mats Hummels, who has a bruised foot, while captain Philipp Lahm is suspended for the match at Dublin's Aviva Stadium with the Irish having said they want to test their guests' back four.

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