World Cup - Wednesday's friendly team news

Team news and manager quotes for the six prestige friendlies being covered live on Eurosport-Yahoo! on Wednesday night.

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Robben, Costa, Neymar

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South Africa v Brazil - 17:00

Neymar will feature but is unlikely to play 90 minutes. After Diego Costa switched allegiances to Spain, Luiz Felipe Scolari wants to take both Fred and Jo as his target men, but neither have been in good form and fitness recently so this is a chance to shine.

Germany v Chile - 19:45

Freiburg's Matthias Ginter, Sampdoria's Shkodran Mustafi, Hamburg's Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Augsburg's Andre Hahn could all make debuts for Germany, while Miroslav Klose is hoping to start and break Gerd Mueller's all-time scoring record; Chile are without goalkeeper and captain Claudio Bravo.

Republic of Ireland v Serbia - 19:45

Hull midfielder David Meyler is expected to start instead of Glenn Whelan while Shane Long will lead the line in the absence of Robbie Keane; Adem Ljajic - widely regarded as one of Serbia's best playmakers - is welcomed back to the squad after being exiled by former boss Sinisa Mihajlovic.

England v Denmark - 20:00

Kyle Walker has been ruled out of England's friendly against Denmark due to a groin injury and his absence means Glen Johnson will win his 50th cap against the Danes at Wembley. Luke Shaw hopes to make his debut. Denmark are unlikely to risk playing Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, who is nursing a back strain.

France v Netherlands - 20:00

Real Sociedad forward Antoine Griezmann is set to make his France debut and line up in a 4-3-3 alongside Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena, with Franck Ribery making way for the friendly; Netherlands winger Arjen Robben, who has been suffering with a thigh injury, faces a late fitness test.

Spain v Italy - 21:00

Diego Costa is expected to make his Spain debut after being included following his controversial rejection of his homeland, Brazil; Italy are expected to have a string of new faces in their line-up, with Parma’s Argentina-born defender Gabriel Paletta expected to be given his debut.

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