The European Championship is four weeks away, and Bayern Munich players are starting to pop up in the preliminary and official Euro 2016 rosters. David Alaba, Kingsley Coman and Robert Lewandowski are the first three to get called into their national teams.
Coman's call-up is the most momentous, for he will be participating in his first major tournament as a professional with host country's France, who released their official 23-man squad for the tournament. The 19-year-old made his debut in November, the last international break of 2015, and he has played twice for the first team since then. In his first season with Bayern, Coman has made 35 appearances, including eight in the Champions League.
"He has learned a lot in two years and can play on both flanks," Didier Deschamps told kicker in March, unsurprised by his rapid development. "He competes with international players his position at Bayern, and if he plays, he is strong and important for the team."
Robert Lewandowski's inclusion on Poland's provisional squad was more of a guarantee considering he lead goalscoring in Euro qualifying with his 13 goals. His striking partners are still a little underwhelming though, with Ajax's Andriusz Milik, who has scored 21 goals in the Eredivisie this season, the only other big name on the list of forwards. Artur Sobiech, who has scored six goals in 24 appearances for relegation-bound Hannover, is the third best striker in the squad.
David Alaba may have a little more help with Austria, and with 24 people in the squad, the team around him is nearly finalized. Like Coman, Alaba will be preparing to play for his first major tournament after Austria qualified outright for the Euros for the first time in the country's history. With Leicester City's Christian Fuchs in the squad, the 23-year-old is likely to remain in midfield, a position he has played exclusively for the national team.