Hansi Flick Calls Up Three Debutants And Five Returnees For Germany

Germany head coach, Hansi Flick has released his 26-man provisional squad ahead of the oncoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in September.

The former Bayern Munich boss however called up three debutants and five other players makes a return to the team.

Hoffenheim's David Raum, Nico Schlotterbeck of SC Freiburg and Salzburg's youngster, Karim Adeyemi who have all featured for the U21s have been invited to the senior squad for the first time.

Borussia Dortmund captain, Marco Reus and fellow teammate from Dortmund, Mahmoud Dahoud, as well as Thilo Kehrer of Paris Saint-Germain, Florian Wirtz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) and Ridle Baku (VfL Wolfsburg) all made a return to the squad after not being selected for the EUROS in June.

The Die Mannschaft will square up against Liechtenstein on the 2nd of September in St. Gallen – Hansi Flick's first game in charge. After which team will come against Armenia on September 5 before travelling to Reykjavík to face Iceland on 8th September.

Germany, who are 2014 World Champions have won all four of their games against Liechtenstein so far, with their most recent meeting also part of World Cup qualifying in 2009.

Also, the German side have won all of their three meetings with Armenia to date, most recently winning 6-1 in Mainz in June 2014 in what was their final friendly before the 2014 World Cup.

Against Iceland, Germany have won four of their five matches and played just one draw. The most recent meeting between the sides ended in a 3-0 win in the first leg of their World Cup qualifier in March 2021.

This article was most recently revised and updated 1 year ago

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