Football: Klinsmann to tackle Brazil

THE German manager, Berti Vogts, refused to reveal yesterday whether Jurgen Klinsmann would start today's friendly against Brazil in Stuttgart.

Vogts, who has three strikers at his disposal in Klinsmann, Oliver Bierhoff and Ulf Kirsten, declined to name the two who would start, but said: "All three will come on."

Germany have played Brazil, the World Cup holders, 15 times, winning three matches, drawing four and losing eight. The two teams have never met at the World Cup.

GERMANY (probable): A Koepke, O Thon, J Kohler, T Helmer/C Woerns, J Heinrich, D Hamann, J Nowotny, C Ziege, A Moeller, J Klinsmann/U Kirsten/O Bierhoff.

BRAZIL (probable): Taffarel, Junior Baiano, Aldair, Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Cesar Sampaio, Dunga, Denilson, Rai, Ronaldo, Romario.