14 Stars Snubbed For Germany’s Confed Cup Squad
14 Stars Snubbed For Germany’s 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Squad
Germany boss Joachim Low has announced a make-shift squad for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. Here are 14 of the biggest names snubbed by the world champions.
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It had long been reported that several of Germany’s biggest names will be rested during the tournament in Russia.
Players such as captain Manuel Neuer have been involved in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2016 UEFA European Championship and has often reached the latter stages of UEFA Champions League. In addition, their clubs go on extended pre- and post-season tours in the United States or Asia, which has also been cutting the players' time off short.
To prepare his biggest stars for a long 2017/18 campaign, which ends with the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Low decided to give several players an extended holiday.
Another factor in Low’s squad planning was the announcement of Germany’s squad for the U21 European Championship, which includes some of the country’s biggest talents.
Youngsters such as Jonathan Tah (Leverkusen), Serge Gnabry (Bremen), Max Meyer (Schalke) and Davie Selke (Leipzig) will likely be in Low’s plans for the 2018 showpiece in Russia.
As consequence, Low snubbed stars such as Neuer, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Benedikt Howedes – almost his complete World Cup-winning defense.
In addition the likes of Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira, Thomas Muller and other names in the gallery also didn’t make Low’s Confed Cup squad, while Marcos Reus was given the time off to fully return to his best fitness.
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