Germany Announce 23-Man Confed Cup Squad
Germany Announce 23-Man FIFA Confederations Cup Squad
Germany boss Joachim Low has announced his 23-man squad for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, snubbing many of the world champions' biggest names.
The 57-year-old, who guided Germany to the 2014 FIFA World Cup title, has decided to rest several of his key players for the tournament in Russia.
"We are preparing ourselves for the Confed Cup in a very professional manner," Low said at a press conference, according to the German Football Association's official website.
"We have a lot of young players with huge potential. The squad has been chosen following extensive talks."
Low left many experienced players, including Manuel Neuer and Mesut Ozil, at home in order to give them an extended holiday in the off-season so that they can be fully fit for the 2017/18 campaign, which ends with the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Here is Germany's Confed Cup squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno (Leverkusen), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barca), Kevin Trapp (PSG)
Defenders: Matthias Ginter (BVB), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Benjamin Henrichs (Leverkusen), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern), Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha), Antonio Rudiger (Roma), Niklas Sule (Hoffenheim)
Midfielders/Forwards: Julian Brandt (Leverkusen), Emre Can (Liverpool), Kerem Demirbay (Hoffenheim), Diego Demme (RB Leipzig), Julian Draxler (PSG), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim), Leroy Sane (Man City), Lars Stindl (Gladbach), Sandro Wagner (Hoffenheim), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Amin Younes (Ajax)
Germany have been drawn in Group B alongside 2017 AFCON champions Cameroon, 2015 Copa America winners Chile, and 2015 Asian Cup winners Australia.
The tournament will begin on 17 June, when hosts Russia take on New Zealand, while Germany's first game will be on 19 June against Australia.
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