Fourteen Bayern Munich players suited up for their countries during the World Cup two years ago in Brazil. Since then, five of those players have left the club, three of those players have retired from their national teams, and one – Arjen Robben – will not participate in the Euro 2016.
Despite the vast roster turnover in the past two years, the German champions will have 12 players participating in the Euros – and Arturo Vidal participating in the Copa America Centenario to boot. Three of those players are aged 21 and under and two of those players will be the focal point of their respective teams.
Here is a guide to how Bayern will be represented at this year's European Championship in France.
Group F Fixtures: June 14 vs. Hungary, June 18 vs. Portugal, June 22 vs. Iceland
Bayern Player: David Alaba
He may just be an out of position defender with at the club level, but Alaba is one of the main driving forces in the Austrian national team. Along with Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Baumgartlinger, Alaba gives Austria a very physical and tenacious midfield. He is also capable from unleashing some fine efforts from outside the box, an important trait that not many teams at the Euros may have.
Group A Fixtures: June 10 vs. Romania, June 15 vs. Albania, June 19 vs. Switzerland
Bayern Player: Kingsley Coman
This call-up may be one of the most laud-worthy because of the attackers he is competing with. France's attack is stockpiled with quality talent – Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Dimitri Payet – so Coman may be on the bench more often than not. By the same token, he was able to shine his bleached head into Bayern Munich's team with attackers that arguably have more quality than this France team does.
Group C Fixtures: June 12 vs. Ukraine, June 16 vs. Poland, June 21 vs. Northern Ireland
Bayern Players: Jérôme Boateng, Mario Götze, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer
Seven Bayern players were in Germany's squad for the World Cup, and no more than four were called up since. However, six players were able to make Joachim Löw's squad for the Euros, the most surprising of which is Kimmich. He played as a defender in Germany's friendly against Slovakia, and with Germany's depth depleted, he may make a surprising start either in the center of defense or as a fullback.
The Boateng-Hummels duo will be a nice preview into what that partnership can achieve, but Hummels has to get himself fit first. The more interesting partnership may be at the front if Müller and Götze get to play extended minutes next to one-another. That partnership may not produce the same results as the Müller-Lewandowski one, but it will surely add to the dynamism Germany's squad currently has in the final third.
Group C Fixtures: June 12 vs. Northern Ireland, June 16 vs. Germany, June 21 vs. Ukraine
Bayern Player: Robert Lewandowski
He is a star in Munich, but if Lewandowski leads his underdog Poland team far in the knockout stages, he could become a superstar all over the world. He will have Ajax's Andriusz Milik at his side, but the attacking midfielders behind him will not bring the same things to the table as Bayern's do. The lack of attacking talent around Lewandowski did not stop him from leading World Cup qualifying in goals scored, and he may be a strong pick to win the golden boot.
Group F Fixtures: June 14 vs. Iceland, June 18 vs. Austria, June 22 vs. Hungary
Bayern Player: Renato Sanches
Though Renato Sanches played against Bayern in the Champions League with Benfica, the Euros may be the first time Bayern fans get to see the teenager in extend action. He has to play for people to get an idea of how good he is, and that playing time might be hard to come by. William Carvalho, João Mario, João Moutinho and Danilo Pereira may be ahead of him on the depth chart, but he could be a versatile piece Fernando Santos could bring off the bench.
Group D Fixtures: June 13 vs. Czech Republic, June 17 vs. Turkey, June 21 vs. Croatia
Bayern Player: Thiago Alcântara
Earlier in the 2015/16 season, Thiago looked to be a player that could finally break into a very competitive Spain midfield. Those chances became slimmer as form continued to elude him in March and April. He now seems unlikely to unseat Andres Iniesta, who my be playing in his last tournament, and Cesc Fàbregas in midfield. Thiago is a quality fourth option for Vicente del Bosque though, and everyone now knows what can happen when he comes off the bench.