BERLIN (AP) – Germany coach Joachim Loew called Mus Amal Musiala and Florian Wirz for the first time on Friday for the World Cup qualifiers.
The 18-year-old Musiala is forming a squad after enjoying a groundbreaking season at Bayern Munich. Last month, the attacking midfielder opted to play for England in Germany, as he played at the youth level in both countries. 17-year-old Wirtz left such an impression at Bayer Leverkusen.
“They deserve their nominations for their last good performances,” said Lew, who is stepping down after this summer’s European Championships. “With such young players, it is our duty to take them carefully, step by step, to the highest level. “They both have great potential. I’m sure we will have a lot of fun with them in the years to come.”
The German Football Association said Löw’s choice was based on travel restrictions for players from England due to the coronavirus. The British squad, which includes Chelsea players Antonio Rudiger, Kay Kayert, Timo Werner, Manchester City midfielder Elkay Gundogan and Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno, will undergo additional tests in the group, they will be isolated.
“This includes, for example, activities at lunch so that they can not communicate (with non-British players) other than games, training and team meetings,” the federation said.
Germany play Iceland in Duisburg on Thursday, three days before meeting Romania in Bucharest on March 31 in Duisburg against Northern Macedonia.
Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Amin Younes has returned to the team for the first time since the October 2017 World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan.
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Borussia Dortmund defender Emre Can An, Leipzig defender Lucas Klosterman Կ Havertz also returned after missing the last game in Germany. 6-0:
Goalkeepers. Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Manuel Neuer (Bavaria), Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt).
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Midfielders. Leon Goretska (Bayern Munich), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Kay Kayert (Chelsea), Jon Onas Hoffmann (Borussia Dortmund, Osh Oshua Kimich (Bayern Munich), Tony Cross (Real Madrid), al amal Musiala (Bavaria), Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Mոնnchengladbach), Florian Wirz (Bayer Leverkusen), Amin Younes (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Forwards. Serge Gnabri (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich), Timo Werner (Chelsea)
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