Germany World Cup 2018 squad leaked, Bierhoff angry
Joachim Löw had already decided on his 27 players for the Russian adventure but the four names he had to discard have been released early. LAFC vs LA Galaxy: Vela vs Zlatan live online, MLS week 25
The German Football Federation unwittingly released the final list of players that manager Joachim Löw will take to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. So far, the coach had shared a provision squad with 27 names, with four still needing to be discarded, but it appears that the details of this have been leaked ahead of time, via a poster on the team website.
Four disappointed Germans
The There is one victim in each position, namely goalkeeper Kevin Trapp (PSG), defender Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen), midfielder Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich) and striker Nils Petersen (Freiburg).
However, according to UOL, the early announcement has angered the former player Oliver Bierhoff, who is now the sporting director of the German national team:
"This must have been a slip up, I'm going to find out immediately because it really angers me. All the players have made a great impression here and it is a very difficult decision. The night before the [official] announcement, there will be a final discussion between the technical team and the following day the players will be informed."
The full squad for Germany, who kick off their World Cup against Mexico on June 17, is as follows:
German national team squad
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-André Ter Stegen (Barcelona) and Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen).
Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin), Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea) and Niklas Süle (Bayern Munich).
Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (PSG), Leon Goretzka (Schalke 04), Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Özil ( Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) and Leroy Sané (Manchester City).
Mario Gómez (Stuttgart) and Timo Werner (Leipzig).