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Germany take on Argentina in an international friendly this week, less than two months after beating the South American side in the World Cup final.

La Albiceleste will be out for revenge in this rematch, which takes place in Dusseldorf on Wednesday September 3rd (kick-off 8pm).

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BT Sport has live broadcast rights to the game, meaning subscribers - and BT broadband customers - can watch the action from the Esprit Arena.

New Argentina coach Gerardo Martino will be eager for his side to put in a strong performance against the world champions, as they build towards next year's Copa America.

Martino has stepped into the hot seat following the resignation of Alejandro Sabella after the World Cup.

Unfortunately, he has a number of key players missing for this testing fixture.

Star man Lionel Messi misses the trip to Germany with a hamstring strain, while Rodrigo Palacio (ankle), Maxi Rodriguez (hamstring) and Ezequiel Garay (leg) are also sidelined, and Ezequiel Lavezzi is a doubt with a back problem.

Germany will also have a different look to them on Wednesday, following the recent retirements of Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker and Miroslav Klose.

The trio decided to end their respective international careers following July's 1-0 victory in Rio de Janeiro.

Bastian Schweinsteiger and defender Shkodran Mustafi miss out through injury, and Arsenal's Mesut Ozil is also struggling for fitness.

Joachim Löw's men will be taking this game seriously, as they prepare for their opening game of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying campaign against Scotland at the weekend.

BT Sport is to air all of Germany's home international friendlies - excluding matches against the home nations - under a deal agreed in July.

The pay-TV broadcaster also shows games from the Bundesliga and the nation's premier knock-out competition, the DFB Cup.

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