Germany coach Joachim Löw has released his latest roster for Die Mannschaft and faced some tough choices in trying to account for the multitude of injuries that affected his player pool.
Several key players were not available for selection due to injury. Among the wounded are:
- Kevin Trapp, goalkeeper, Eintracht Frankfurt (shoulder)
- Leroy Sané, forward, Manchester City (knee — like you needed a reminder)
- Antonio Rüdiger, defender, Chelsea (groin)
- Leon Goretzka, midfielder, Bayern Munich (thigh)
- Julian Draxler, midfielder, Paris Saint-Germain (foot)
- Thilo Kehrer, defender, Paris Saint-Germain (foot)
- Nico Schulz, defender, Borussia Dortmund (foot)
Given all of that, Löw opted for the following roster:
Unser K A D E R für #GERARG in Dortmund und #ESTGER in Tallinn❗ #DieMannschaft— Die Mannschaft (@DFB_Team) October 4, 2019
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri would be considered the most shocking of the newcomers to the roster. Interestingly, SC Freiburg’s Lucas Waldschmidt earned another call-up and Juventus midfielder Emre Can appears to be headed back to Löw’s good graces now that he is healthy.
Bayern Munich landed four players on the team as goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, center-back Niklas Süle, midfielder Joshua Kimmich, and winger Serge Gnabry will represent Die Roten.
Germany will play a friendly against Argentina on Wednesday October 9th at 2:45PM EST at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund and a EURO 2020 qualifier against Estonia on Sunday October 13th at 2:45PM EST at A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn, Estonia.