The Liverpool striker has endured a tournament to forget and is yet to get off the mark. A Barcelona dominated front three will now be unleashed against their opponents, with the rest of the team retained from the 1-0 quarter-final victory against Paraguay.
Germany head coach has replaced suspended attacker Thomas Mueller with Piotr Trochowski. The Hamburg schemer will be expected to provide support to lone striker Miroslav Klose.
Germany: Neuer; Lahm, Friedrich, Mertesacker, Boateng; Schweinsteiger, Khedira; Trochowski, Özil, Podolski; Klose
Spain: Casillas; Ramos, Puyol, Pique, Capdevila; Busquets, Xabi Alonso; Iniesta, Xavi, Pedro; Villa