Germany coach Joachim Löw has rewarded a quintet of Bundesliga players for their excellent seasons by handing them a maiden call-up to his squad for the 2017 Confederations Cup this summer.
Löw has decided to give Leipzig's Diego Demme, Hoffenheim's Sandro Wagner and Kerem Demirbay, Gladbach's Lars Stindl and Hertha's Marvin Plattenhardt a chance to earn their first full international caps at this summer's tournament in Russia.
Demme, only the second RBL player after Timo Werner to be called up to a Germany squad, and Demirbay are included following excellent personal seasons that have seen their clubs qualify for the UEFA Champions League, while Plattenhardt has helped Hertha Berlin to the brink of qualification for the UEFA Europa League.
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Wagner is also included after firing his way into Löw's reckoning with 11 goals this season. The Hoffenheim man will likely compete with Leipzig's Werner - the Bundesliga's highest scoring German this season - for the No.9 jersey at the tournament.
There is also a maiden call for Gladbach captain Stindl, fresh from signing a new deal with the Foals. The 28-year-old is the Foals' leading scoring this season. "Lars has all the right requirements for us. We now have the opportunity to get to know each other better," said boss Löw on his call-up.
In total there are 15 familiar faces from the Bundesliga in the 23-man squad with one member each from Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund included, while Cologne, Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen are all represented.
His Bayern team-mates and Germany regulars Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Müller have all been given the summer off, as have Mario Gomez of Wolfsburg and Dortmund's Marco Reus, who decided against participating and instead will focus on recovering his fitness after a series of injuries this season.
The squad, which has just 156 caps and eight international goals in total, will also compete in a friendly against Denmark in Copenhagen on 6 June, before hosting San Marino in a 2016 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Nuremberg four days later.
The full squad
Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Paris Saint Germain)
Defenders: Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Antonio Rüdiger (Roma), Niklas Süle (Hoffenheim), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern), Matthias Ginter (Dortmund), Benjamin Henrichs (Leverkusen), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha)
Midfielders: Emre Can (Liverpool), Julian Brandt (Leverkusen), Kerem Demirbay (Hoffenheim), Diego Demme (Leipzig), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim)
Forwards: Julian Draxler (Paris Saint Germain), Leroy Sane (Manchester City), Sandro Wagner (Hoffenheim) Timo Werner (Leipzig), Lars Stindl (Möchengladbach), Amin Younes (Ajax)