This afternoon marks the opening game of the 2010 World Cup for Germany as they face a physically strong Australia side.

Before, during or after the match, feel free to share your opinions and observations about the big match here.

Starting line-ups are:

Germany: Neuer – Lahm, Mertesacker, Friedrich, Badstuber – Khedira, Schweinsteiger – Podolski, Ozil, Mueller – Klose

Australia: Schwarzer – Wilkshire, Moore, Neill, Chipperfield – Grella, Valeri – Emerton, Culina, Garcia – Cahill