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Germans reveal squad for Windsor

 

By Graham Luney

Coach Joachim Loew has named his Germany squad for the Euro 2020 showdowns with the Netherlands and Northern Ireland.

Germany take on the Netherlands next Friday before taking on Michael O'Neill's men at Windsor Park on Monday, September 9.

Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer and Antonio Ruediger are sidelined with various injuries but it's still a squad packed with experience and quality.

Midfielder Toni Kroos is included while Emre Can and goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen return to the panel.

Striker Luca Waldschmidt, Germany's star from the Under-21 European Championships, is in line to get his first appearance following a strong start to the season with Freiburg.

"We want to kick off the international season with full concentration and with the Euro awaiting at the end of the campaign next summer," Loew said.

"Our goal is to become stronger and fine-tune our game and qualify as early as possible."

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Marc-André ter Stegen (FC Barcelona)

Defenders: Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Marcel Halstenberg, (Leipzig) Lukas Klostermann (Leipzig), Nico Schulz (Borussia Dortmund), Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin), Niklas Süle (Bayern Munich), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen)

Midfielders: Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), Emre Can (Juventus), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City), Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Luca Waldschmidt (Freiburg), Timo Werner (Leipzig)

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