England coach Steve McClaren paired Alan Smith with Michael Owen in attack against Germany at Wembley.
But Micah Richards, who was expected to get a place at the heart of the England defence following his performances for Manchester City, was given the right-back slot instead.
Joe Cole was handed a place on the left of midfield with David Beckham winning his 97th cap on the right.
Germany's patched-up side included under-fire Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann with Kevin Kuranyi and David Odonkor chosen to lead the attack for Joachim Loew's side.
England: Robinson, Richards, Ferdinand, Terry, Shorey, Beckham,
Carrick, Lampard, Joe Cole, Smith, Owen.
Subs: James, Brown, Taylor, Barry, Neville, Dyer, Wright-Phillips, Downing, Defoe, Crouch, Carson.
Germany: Lehmann, Friedrich, Mertesacker, Metzelder, Lahm,
Odonkor, Schneider, Hitzlsperger, Pander, Trochowski, Kuranyi.
Subs: Hildebrand, Kiessling, Hilbert, Helmes, Rolfes, Tasci, Castro.
Referee: Massimo Puscaba (Switzerland)