Joachim Löw is close to securing a place at EURO 2020 for Germany. - © imago images/MIS
Joachim Löw is close to securing a place at EURO 2020 for Germany. - © imago images/MIS

Joachim Löw announces senior Germany squad for Belarus and Northern Ireland internationals

The Germany coach has announced a 24-man squad for matches against Belarus and Northern Ireland, including re-calls for Nico Schulz, Leon Goretzka and Sebastian Rudy.

Germany will face Belarus and Northern Ireland in qualifiers for next summer’s EURO 2020 competition across the continent knowing that bettering Northern Ireland's result against the Netherlands when they face Belarus will secure qualification.

Bundesliga stars such as Borussia Dortmund’s Marco ReusBayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer and Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz have all been named in the 24-man squad.

Leon Goretzka is back in the Germany squad after recovering from injury with Bayern Munich. - imago images / Buzzi

The squad also includes Freiburg's Robin Koch and Bayer Leverkusen's Nadiem Amiri, who earned their first senior call-ups in October.

Germany meet Belarus on Saturday 16 November at Borussia-Park in Mönchengladabch, before hosting Northern Ireland in Frankfurt at Eintracht's Commerzbank-Arena.

Full squad

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

Defenders: Jonas Hector (Cologne), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen), Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig), Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin), Nico Schulz (Borussia Dortmund), Robin Koch (Freiburg)

Midfielders: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Nadiem Amiri (Bayer Leverkusen), Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City), Emre Can (Juventus), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim), Suat Serdar (Schalke), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Luca Waldschmidt (Freiburg), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)

*Bundesliga players in bold