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Germany Announce 23-Man Confed Cup Squad

Germany Announce 23-Man FIFA Confederations Cup Squad

By David Kappel - May 17, 2017 02:01 PM @kappilinho

Germany boss Joachim Low has announced his 23-man squad for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, snubbing many of the world champions' biggest names.

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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.

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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.

What do you make of Germany's squad for the tournament? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Theembah Joined: 14 Aug 2013
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Theembah May 26, 2017 06:06 PM
Not a bad squad,full of uncapped players
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Dladla_Sthe_Keise May 22, 2017 11:55 AM
Too many unknowns here
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daluxolon May 19, 2017 10:10 AM
Weak squad indeed
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Jandesar_Mtolo May 18, 2017 06:40 PM
germany
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matome910 May 18, 2017 09:38 AM
Germany will defend the World Cup Next year.
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Glamour boys akaKhosination May 18, 2017 04:51 AM
Real threat for Germany here is Portugal and so they have luxury to rest key players for next year showpiece
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LukzBucz May 17, 2017 08:47 PM
ths guy hates Dortmund playaz
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Pearleez(kby) May 17, 2017 07:44 PM
Where is Portugal?
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Brian Evans May 17, 2017 07:00 PM
High expectations for Draxler n Sane!
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MR E May 17, 2017 06:14 PM
Weak squad
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Etolla May 17, 2017 06:07 PM
Where is bayern Munich players
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Blackhouse 6 May 17, 2017 05:58 PM
OZIL UPHI NA
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Thapza@K4l May 17, 2017 04:53 PM
Germans all the way
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kimmich May 17, 2017 04:53 PM
Where's Thomas Muller?
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Man Theo May 17, 2017 04:18 PM
Future based selection
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Ledon May 17, 2017 04:02 PM
No big namez
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tshepo2020 May 17, 2017 03:57 PM
This guy doesn't take this tournament serious
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kingmu1815 May 17, 2017 03:50 PM
Only one player for Bayern, it then shows that the selection is not based on the success of a team
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shares_sheleni May 17, 2017 03:08 PM
Good team though a country with a vision when it comes to their national football team,they have a great future.
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Myaka weliPhefeni May 17, 2017 03:05 PM
No Hummel,Ozil,Khedira and Gotze

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