According to a report from Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), Germany head coach Hansi Flick has named his provisional squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Not shockingly, several Bayern Munich players were in the mix. In fact, there were a total of seven players from the Rekordmeister including Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sané, Jamal Musiala, and Thomas Müller:
Hansi Flick named an extended provisional squad from which he will pick his 26-man squad for the World Cup (announcement on November 10). @BILD reveals the list which was kept secret by the DFB until now pic.twitter.com/UpAjrP6jOW— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) October 24, 2022
In all there were 44 players initially selected. Flick will eventually get the number down to 26. Some of the more surprising names on the listed included Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Mario Götze, and Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz.
Former Bayern Munich center-back Mats Hummels also has himself in the mix and could be a veteran presence on the final roster if Flick opts to select him. There are plenty of interesting names on the overall sheet and Flick could have some interesting picks ahead of him.