Germany’s national football team has been announced for the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia. German Football head coach Joachim Low chose a roster that is quite young and he is trying to do experiment ahead of mega event 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Joachim mentioned in press conference that majority of players had been rested for 8 team championship. He insisted that world cup is above everything and we are keen to make solid preparations to defend title. Borussia Dortmund and German star Julian Weigl to miss the Confederations Cup due to ankle injury.
Low said, “Three tournaments in three years are borderline. The 2018 World Cup stands above everything else. It’s a shame that Julian Weigl misses this. He could have played a central role for us. I would have loved to have Marco Reus at a tournament, but I had to weigh up the risks. And Marco was personally hit by missing the last two tournaments in 2014 and 2016. His big goal is the 2018 World Cup to show himself on the big stage.”
Youngster from Paris-Saint Germain is featured in the senior 23-man squad of national team. He could be important player for Germany in the 2017 Confederations Cup.
“Especially Julian Draxler, who played a great season at Paris, and made a big step there. It’s important he gets used to the national team. He could play a role for us in Russia,” Low quoted.
Let’s have a look at the full squad of Germany for 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Germany squad for FIFA Confed. Cup 2017
Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp
Defenders: Matthias Ginter, Jonas Hector, Benjamin Henrichs, Joshua Kimmich, Shkodran Mustafi, Marvin Plattenhardt, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule
Midfielders: Julian Brandt, Emre Can, Kerem Demirbay, Diego Demme, Julian Draxler, Leon Goretzka, Sebastian Rudy
Forwards: Lars Stindl, Sandro Wagner, Timo Werner, Amin Younes
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