Julian Nagelsmann has included the experienced duo of Thomas Müller and Mats Hummels in his first Germany squad for October’s friendlies against the USA and Mexico.
The former Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich boss has named a 26-man squad, with 34-year-old centre-back Hummels recalled for the first time since winning his 76th cap at the UEFA European Championship in 2021. Müller (123 caps, also 34) is again included after he was restored to the national team for September’s friendlies against Japan and France.
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October’s internationals see Euro 2024 hosts Germany tour the US for friendly matches against the USMNT in East Hartford on Saturday, 14 October (3pm local time) and then Mexico in Philadelphia on Tuesday, 17 October (7.30pm).
Germany squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt), Bernd Leno (Fulham), Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim)
Defenders: Antonio Rüdiger (Real Madrid), Malick Thiaw (AC Milan), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Niklas Süle (Borussia Dortmund), David Raum (RB Leipzig), Robin Gosens (Union Berlin)
Midfielders: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich), Pascal Groß (Brighton), Jonas Hofmann (Bayer Leverkusen), Leroy Sané (Bayern Munich), İlkay Gündoğan (Barcelona), Robert Andrich (Bayer Leverkusen), Chris Führich (VfB Stuttgart)
Forwards: Kai Havertz (Arsenal), Niclas Füllkrug (Borussia Dortmund), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich), Kevin Behrens (Union Berlin)
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