England have lost Fabian Delph, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Harry Winks, Harry Kane and Dele Alli to injury leaving their plans for the international break in tatters.
Kane’s absence means Southgate will give Tammy Abraham a full debut alongside the experience of Jamie Vardy. Marcus Rashford may be saved to start until Tuesday.
Gary Cahill missed training on Thursday and is a huge doubt for the reception of Germany, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek will reportedly make his full England debut in midfield.
Jack Butland was set to start against Germany but broke his finger in training on Thursday and has withdrawn from the squad. Jordan Pickford will start instead.
Fit again Danny Rose will be looking to make his first England appearance in just under a year, while Ashley Young is another option at left wing-back.
With Manuel Neuer still out of the picture, Marc-André ter Stegen will start between the sticks at Wembley.
Germany tend to switch between a three-man and four-man defence, so it remains to be seen how the reigning World Cup champions will line up on Friday.
Joachim Löw has confirmed that RB Leipzig left-back Marcel Halstenberg will make his debut here, while either Sami Khedira or Mats Hummels will captain the side.
Low may also turn to some of his fringe players on Friday with one eye on their friendly against France next week.
~ England’s preparations for this match have been far from ideal. Gareth Southgate has lost six players to injury and at least four would have started against Germany. This has made an already difficult task even harder for England, although it at least gives some new faces the chance to impress.
~ By contrast, Germany’s squad is outstanding and it’s likely that anyone named on the bench would walk straight into the England XI. Joachim Löw’s side have won three of the last four meetings with England since 2010, which suggests what the end result will be on Friday.
Previous Meetings (Last 6 matches)
IF 22-03-2017 FT Germany 1 : 0 England
IF 26-03-2016 FT Germany 2 : 3 England
IF 19-11-2013 FT England 0 : 1 Germany
WC 27-06-2010 FT Germany 4 : 1 England
IF 19-11-2008 FT Germany 1 : 2 England
IF 22-08-2007 FT England 1 : 2 Germany
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