Liverpool star Emre Can to be dropped to bench again

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Liverpool’s star midfielder Emre Can is once again expected to start on the substitute bench tonight.

The 22-year-old was included in Joachim Low’s 23 man squad but is yet to make an appearance for Germany in Euro 2016 this summer.

Can has however been named as a substitute in all of Germany’s four games so far in the competition.

Germany take on Italy in the quarter finals and will be looking to build on an their unbeaten run in the tournament. The world champions defeated Northern Ireland, beat Ukraine and drew to Poland in the group stages.

The World Champions went onto dismantle Slovakia in the Last 16 by a 3-0 scoreline.

Can is one of eight Germany born ethnic Turks in the tournament. Mesut Ozil is the other Germany international of Turkish origin while Turkey has six Germany born players.

Germany v Italy

Kick-Off: 20:00 (GMT)

Germany probable line-up: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Hector; Kroos, Khedira; Muller, Ozil, Draxler; Gomez.

Italy probable line-up: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Florenzi, Sturaro, Parolo, Giaccherini, De Sciglio, Pelle, Eder.

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