Germany World Cup squad announced with 17-year-old sensation incorporated but Mats Hummels dumped

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Germany World Cup squad announced with 17-year-old sensation incorporated but Mats Hummels dumped

Germany boss Hansi Flick has incorporated Borussia Dortmund’s 17-year-old strike sensation Youssoufa Moukoko within their FIFA World Cup squad.

However, there’s room within the squad for veteran defender Mats Hummels, Dortmund captain Marco Reus, and fit-again Bayer Leverkusen starlet Florian Wirtz after his recovery from serious knee injuries.

Cameroon-born Moukoko may be the surprise inclusion, the enormous-gifted teen – who doesn’t turn 18 for an additional two days – being known as up by Die Mannschaft the very first time. He’s scored six occasions in five Under-21 internationals and has six goals in 13 Bundesliga games so far this term with no player in league history has arrived at 10 league goals at a more youthful age.

Moukoko may be the direct beneficiary of Timo Werner’s injuries, using the ex-Chelsea man getting ruled from the competition. BVB sporting director Sebastian Kehl recognized the β€œimprovement of his total package” by carrying out a two-goal haul within the weekend to make an impression on Bochum.

β€œI simply cannot accept it as true,” stated Moukoko on Instagram, as a result of his contact. At this time this past year, I felt like I had been from the picture, battling with lots of injuries and little playing time. Still, I attempted to remain positive and have confidence in myself. I understood things I could achieve, cheap I am visiting the FIFA World Cup 2022, an objective that players dream of their whole career, which makes me incredibly proud.

Full Germany Squad

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp.
Defenders: Armel Bella-Kotchap, Matthias Ginter, Christian GΓΌnter, Thilo Kehrer, Lukas Klostermann, David Raum, Antonio Rudiger, Nico Schlotterbeck, Niklas SΓΌle
Midfielders: Julian Brandt, Niclas FΓΌllkrug, Leon Goretzka, Mario GΓΆtze, Ilkay Gundogan, Jonas Hofmann, Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala
Forwards: Karim Adeyemi, Serge Gnabry, Kai Havertz, Youssoufa Moukoko, Thomas MΓΌller, Leroy SanΓ©.

β€œAll of the efforts have compensated off and I am just incredibly happy and overwhelmed.”

Hummels, the area of the 2014 World Cup-winning squad, continues to be overlooked, while his center-back teammate at Dortmund, Nico Schlotterbeck continues to be incorporated. Southampton’s youthful defender Armel Bella-Kotchap is also in.

Flick stated: β€œMats is fully fit as well as in excellent form. But inside the coaching team, we made the decision for any more youthful player [Bella-Kotchap]. The main focus was more about the long run.”

There’s also a spot for Mario GΓΆtze within the squad, following his go-back to form with Eintracht Frankfurt this term. GΓΆtze scored the champion in 2014, as Germany beat Argentina in the final in South America.

β€œHe’s an excellent footballer that has flashes of inspiration,” stated Flick. β€œMario continues to be playing at a very higher level a previous couple of days. He had problems at the start, however, he’s fully fit.

β€œHe’s really happy and we are searching toward seeing him.”

You will find seven players from German champions Bayern Munich, including Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, and former England youth prospect Jamal Musiala.

Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan and Chelsea’s Kai Havertz are also named.