Thomas Müller has been recalled by outgoing Germany coach Joachim Löw (r.) for his UEFA Euro 2020 squad. - © imago images
Thomas Müller has been recalled by outgoing Germany coach Joachim Löw (r.) for his UEFA Euro 2020 squad. - © imago images
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Thomas Müller, Mats Hummels and Jamal Musiala in Joachim Löw's Germany squad for UEFA Euro 2020

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Joachim Löw has named his Germany squad for this summer's rescheduled UEFA European Championships, with Thomas Müller and Mats Hummels recalled, and Jamal Musiala also included.

Löw has selected a 26-player squad instead of the usual 23, with UEFA allowing a squad increase to lessen the load on players after a club season truncated by the coronavirus pandemic.

As a result, the Germany coach has named the following players in his squad for Euro 2020:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Bernd Leno, Kevin Trapp

Defenders: Robin Koch, Antonio Rüdiger, Marcel Halstenberg, Lukas Klostermann, Christian Günter, Mats Hummels, Robin Gosens, Matthias Ginter, Niklas Süle

Midfielders: Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Kai Havertz, Thomas Müller, Toni Kroos, Jamal Musiala, Emre Can, Jonas Hofmann, Florian Neuhaus, Ilkay Gündogan, Leroy Sane

Forwards: Kevin Volland, Timo Werner, Serge Gnabry

"I'm delighted to be part of the national team again," Müller told the Bayern website, two years after being informed - along with fellow 2014 FIFA World Cup-winning cornerstones Jerome Boateng and Hummels - that he was not part of Löw's plans.

"During the amicable and open telephone conversations we had with Joachim Löw in the run-up to the squad announcement, we discussed what we expect from each other in the coming weeks. The sporting challenge of once again representing Germany at a tournament together with the boys - and the chance to win the European Championship title - really excite me."

Müller's club-mate Musiala gets the nod after a remarkable breakout season at Bayern. The 18-year-old midfielder made his senior international debut in March, having chosen to represent Germany - his country of birth - over England.

"It's a dream come true," he wrote on his Twitter channel. "I'm proud and grateful to be given the chance."

Watch: All six of Jamal Musiala's Bundesliga goals in 2020/21

Germany have been drawn in Group F alongside world champions France, Euro holders Portugal and play-off winners Hungary.

Die Mannschaft will play all three of their group fixtures at Munich's Allianz Arena - one of 11 continental venues for the delayed finals. A quarter-final tie is also scheduled to take place in the Bavarian capital on 2 July.

Three Germany games will be played at Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena, plus one quarter-final tie. - Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

Germany - who will face Denmark and Latvia in a pair of pre-tournament friendlies on 2 and 7 June respectively - have featured in more European championships than any other nation, winning the competition in 1972, 1980 and 1996. They exited the tournament at the semi-final stage in 2012 and 2016, after finishing runners-up for the third time in 2008.

Löw has already announced that he will step down as coach at the end of tournament - scheduled to run from 11 June to 11 July - following 15 years in charge.

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