A French side that has started life in promising fashion under Didier Deschamps will pose a serious test to Germany on Wednesday, with the visitors arriving in the French capital deprived of a host of leading players.
(From L) Germany defender Heiko Westermann, defender and captain Philipp Lahm and forward Mario Gomez attend a training session on February 5, 2013 at the Stade de France. Bayern's Gomez is the only fit centre-forward available for the friendly against France on Wednesday.
This encounter has been shoe-horned into a busy period of the club season, with the Champions League and Europa League knockout stages set to begin next week.
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