The official squad for Germany to World Cup 2022Former World Cup Champions Germany also brought an impressive squad to Qatar to search for gold this time.
Germany’s confirmed 2022 World Cup squad is in, as Hansil Flick brought his 26 men to Qatar.
The journey to fight for old glory
Crashed out of the FIFA World Cup four years ago in Russia and eliminated as early as round of 16 at Euro 2021, Die Mannschaft knows this time it mus be different.
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Under 57-year-old Hansil Flick, Germany may not be as their peak as in Russia in 2018, but the squad looks to be more balanced.
Their depth has always been amazing with pack of talents from around the world’s top elite leagues.
Who in and out
Toni Kroos’s international retirement after Euro 2020 was trending during past days, as there were reports about Flick attempting to bring the Real Madrid’s star back, but failed.
Manuel Neuer is still there and will probably have his last dance with the national team. Same cases are Thomas Muller, who is among the men remained from 2014’s glory on Brazil soil.
The curse of big tournament has been haunting Marco Reus, as the Dortmund’s skipper missed it again, this time for his ankle injury.
Among the notable name included this time is Mario Gotze – the 2014 hero.
The World Cup winning goalscorer in 2014 has enjoyed some exceptional form in recent seasons, at PSV, and now with Eintracht Frankfurt, and Flick views him as the perfect replacement for Reus.
For a while it had been known that Leipzig forward Werner would miss the showpiece event with an ankle injury.
The main men for Germany in Qatar
Antonio Rudiger will underpin the German defence as part of the Neuer-Kimmich-Muller spine and it will be an ability to control central areas that could be crucial for Flick.
Meanwhile, Joshua Kimmich will be crucial in midfield as he partners with Ilkay Gundogan and Leon Goretzka.
Germany travel to Qatar with a FIFA rank of No.12 and they will be confident of making it out of Group E.
Their second group game against Spain on November 27, looks to be Flick’s first major World Cup test, either side of facing Japan and Costa Rica.
Germany squad for 2022 World Cup confirmed
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Defenders: Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid), Niklas Sule (Borussia Dortmund), Thilo Kehrer (West Ham), Nico Schlotterbeck (Borussia Dortmund), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), David Raum (RB Leipzig), Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig), Armel Bella-Kotchap (Southampton), Christian Gunter (Freiburg).
Midfielders: Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Kai Havertz (Chelsea), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich), Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Monchengladbach), Karim-David Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund), Niclas Füllkrug (Werder Bremen), Mario Gotze (Frankfurt)
Forwards: Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich), Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund)