Germany coach Hansi Flick has named his 26-man roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Normally a heavyweight in international football, the Germans are currently ranked 11th in the latest FIFA team rankings. However, the four-time World Cup champions have named a star-studded squad for the upcoming tournament.
Captain Manuel Neuer makes his fourth World Cup appearance. The goalkeeper previously lifted the illustrious trophy for Germany in 2014. He played every possible minute during that summer’s triumph. Neuer has amassed 113 senior appearances for the German national team.
The number one goalkeeper does not figure in those who arrive from Bayern Munich. Teammates Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sané, Jamal Musiala, Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Müller are on the plane to Qatar. Plus, all six expect significant time on the field for Flick’s team.
Hummels highlights snubs from Germany
However, talented World Cup teams like Germany also have some very notable absences. Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels and Bayern Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah will miss the trip to Qatar. Hummels was previously a mainstay in the middle of Germany’s defence. Tah, for his part, has 16 caps for his country.
Flick omitted Marco Reus and Timo Werner from the team. However, they have different reasons than Hummels and Tah. Both suffered injuries this season that keep them sidelined during the competition. Flick will likely include both Reus and Werner if they are healthy.
Perhaps one of the biggest surprises was the inclusion of Borussia Dortmund star Youssoufa Moukoko. Although widely regarded as one of the best prospects in Europe, the striker is only 17 years old.
Germany will compete in Group E of the 2022 World Cup alongside Japan, Spain and Costa Rica.
Germany’s full roster for the 2022 World Cup:
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt).
Defenders: Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Antonio Ruediger (Real Madrid), Niklas Suele (Borussia Dortmund), Nico Schlotterbeck (Borussia Dortmund), Thilo Kehrer (West Ham United), David Raum (RB Leipzig), Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig) , Armel Bella Kotchap (Southampton), Christian Guenter (Freiburg).
Midfielders: Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Muller (all Bayern Munich), Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), Mario Goetze (Eintracht ). Frankfurt).
Forwards: Kai Havertz (Chelsea), Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund), Niklas Fuellkrug (Werder Bremen), Karim Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund).
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