Breaking: Germany announce their squad for Friendlies against England and France as big names missing

The World Champions have a huge task next summer in Russia.


Germany manager Joachim Low announced his 25 men squad for the upcoming November friendlies against England and France respectively.

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Germany manager Joachim Low

The current top spot holders in the FIFA rankings have omitted some of the big stars for the friendlies, which are supposed to be some challenging matches for Die Mannschaft. They face England on 10th November in London and then they host France in Koln to wrap up the international week.

Missing Stars:

There will be no Manuel Neuer to face off either Harry Kane or Olivier Giroud as he is not selected. Also Leon Goretzka, Thomas Muller, and Andre Schurrle all are not selected in the squad. Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has been left out as he is recovering from an injury he sustained in the last international duty against Azerbaijan in October.

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PSG keeper Kevin Trapp has been included along with his PSG teammate Julian Draxler. RB Leipzig defender, 26 year old Marcel Halstenberg has got his first call up as well. Sami Khedira and Ilkay Gundogan are back in squad while 29 year old Hoffenheim striker Sandro Wagner has got a national call up.

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Sandro Wagner makes a return to German national team

Both Götze and Gündogan made their last appearances with the national team in Germany’s 0-0 draw in a friendly in Milan last November. Götze missed most of the second half of last season due to a metabolic disorder, while Gündogan had missed time after having torn the cruciate ligaments in his right knee.

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Gundogan got game time against Arsenal in the weekend

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Kevin Trapp, Marc Andre ter Stegen, Bernd Leno

Defenders: Niklas Sule, Marvin Plattenhardt, Matthias Ginter, Mats Hummels, Antonio Rudiger, Jerome Boateng, Joshua Kimmich, Marcel Halstenberg

Midfielders: Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Julian Draxler, Mesut Ozil, Ilkay Gundogan, Emre Can, Amin Younes, Leroy Sane, Julian Brandt, Mario Gotze, Sebastian Rudy

Strikers: Timo Werner, Lars Stindl, Sandro Wagner