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Germany’s Löw names squad ahead of UEFA Nations League opener against FIFA World Cup winners France!

Germany’s under pressure head coach Joachim Löw has announced his 23 players final squad ahead of their UEFA Nations League opener against FIFA World Cup winners France and a friendly against Peru.

The revolution after Germany’s 2018 FIFA World Cup disaster has been postponed with Joachim Löw picking a somewhat expected squad with a few new faces.

Defenders Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain) and Nico Schulz (TSG Hoffenheim) have been called up for the first time, alongside Bayer Leverkusen’s teenage attacking midfielder Kai Havertz. Defender Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen) and attackers Leroy Sané (Manchester City) and Nils Petersen (SC Freiburg) all return to the team. 17 players who went to the World Cup, including captain Manuel Neuer, keep their places for the first Germany squad of the new season, including seven World Cup winners from 2014.

Missing from the team are retired Mesut Özil and Mario Gomez besides the not called-up quartett of Sami Khedira, Sebastian Rudy, Marvin Plattenhardt and Kevin Trapp.

GERMANY

Goalkeepers
Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern München), Marc-André ter Stegen (FC Barcelona)

Defenders
Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jonas Hector (1.FC Köln), Mats Hummels (FC Bayern München), Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain), Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München), Antonio Rüdiger (FC Chelsea), Nico Schulz (TSG Hoffenheim), Niklas Süle (FC Bayern München), Jonathan Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)

Midfielders/Forwards
Julian Brandt (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain), Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern München), Ilkay Gündogan Manchester City), Kai Havertz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München), Nils Petersen (SC Freiburg), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Leroy Sané (Manchester City), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)

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