Profile, Squad Selection, Star Players and Key Fixtures – Everything You Need to Know About Germany Ahead of Euro 2020

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Germany enter the 2020 Euro Championship with redemption on their minds, after their disappointing showing at the 2018 World Cup. The Germans went into Russia as the defending champions; however, they failed to make it out of the group stage.

The team at Last Word on Football has put together a profile on Germany so that you can have the complete rundown ahead of the competition kicking off in June.

Everything You Need to Know About Germany Ahead of Euro 2020

Who is the German National Team Coach?

Joachim Löw will take charge of his final tournament as Germany manager at Euro 2020. Löw announced his decision to retire from the role on March 9, 2021, bringing an end to his 15 year reign.

He will hope to end his spell as Germany manager on a high at this year’s European Championship.

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Löw, 61, has managed the German national team since July 11, 2006. Since then, Löw has led Germany in 192 matches, with a win percentage of 63.5%.

Löw led Germany to World Cup glory in 2014 and won the Confederations Cup in 2017. The 2018 World Cup was one to forget though, as Germany failed to qualify from their group involving Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.

Who Has Been Selected in the Germany Squad For Euro 2020?

Germany enters Euro 2020 with an impressive amount of quality in their side. Their depth in central midfield in particular is worth getting excited about.

Löw will have a selection dilemma on his hands with the likes of Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos, Leon Goretzka and Ilkay Gundogan.

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The Germans also boast an exciting amount of attacking talent. Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane all have the potential to be match-winners within this Germany squad.

Germany have a number of experienced players – a combined 372 appearances have been shared by Thomas Muller (101), Toni Kroos (101), Manuel Neuer (99) and Mats Hummels (71) – as well as several youngsters including 18-year-old Jamal Musiala.

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern), Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Kevin Trapp (Frankfurt)

Defenders: Emre Can (Dortmund), Matthias Ginter (Mönchengladbach), Robin Gosens (Atalanta), Christian Günter (Freiburg), Marcel Halstenberg (Leipzig), Mats Hummels (Dortmund), Lukas Klostermann (Leipzig), Robin Koch (Leeds), Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea), Niklas Süle (Bayern)

Midfielders: Serge Gnabry (Bayern), Leon Goretzka (Bayern), İlkay Gündoğan (Manchester City), Jonas Hofmann (Mönchengladbach), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Jamal Musiala (Bayern), Florian Neuhaus (Mönchengladbach), Leroy Sané (Bayern)

Forwards: Kai Havertz (Chelsea), Thomas Müller (Bayern), Kevin Volland (Monaco), Timo Werner (Chelsea)

Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels Return to Germany Squad

Joachim Löw has taken the bold, and probably wise, decision to recall Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels to the national squad. Muller (31) and Hummels (32) were dropped along with Jerome Boateng in March 2019.

At the time, Löw stated that it was the time for a ‘new beginning’, with the boss looking towards the future following their World Cup failure.

Muller has had another excellent season at Bayern Munich, scoring 11 goals and getting 11 assists. Hummels also impressed for Borussia Dortmund this season. He gathered a WhoScored rating of 7.26 over the season, the joint 11th highest in the Bundesliga.

If the pair can carry on their club form into the Euros, they could greatly increase Germany’s hopes of success. Löw hasn’t stopped thinking about the future though. He has included Jamal Musiala in his 26 man squad.

The 18-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough season at Bayern Munich. He featured in 26 Bundesliga games, making the starting line-up on seven occasions.

Group Stage Fixtures

Germany have a difficult Group F to get through if they want to taste success this summer, being drawn into the ‘group of death.

They take on the reigning World Cup winners France, the reigning European champions Portugal, and Hungary.

France v Germany – June 15, 8pm BST

Portugal v Germany – June 19, 5pm BST

Germany v Hungary – June 23, 8pm BST

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