2022 FIFA World Cup News

Hansi Flick Omits Marco Reus, Recalls Mario Goetze For World Cup Campaign In Qatar

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Flick also selected uncapped duo Werder Bremen striker Niklas Fuellkrug and 17-year-old Dortmund forward Youssoufa Moukoko.

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus bas been neglected by head trainer Hansi Film from Germany’s team for the World Cup, while 2014 World Cup idol Mario Goetze makes a shock return.” We are looking forward to seeing him,” Film said of 30- time-old Goetze, who last played for Germany five times agone.

“We’ve a veritably good team we can take with us” Film said on Thursday in Frankfurt. Film also named uncapped brace Werder Bremen striker Niklas Fuellkrug and 17- time-old Dortmund forward Youssoufa Moukoko.

While Moukoko has represented his country at inferior position, this is the first time Fuellkrug, 29, will slip a Germany shirt.

“He’s someone who’s constantly trying to ameliorate” Film said of Fuellkrug,” he gives the platoon the confidence that anything is possible”.

Alongside Reus, there were several high- profile absences in the team, including Reus’ Dortmund teammate Mats Hummels and Inter Milan sect- reverse Robin Gosens.

Former Chelsea striker Timo Werner was ruled out in early November due to a leg injury.

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has overcome recent shoulder issues to be named captain, while his stager Bayern Munich teammate Thomas Mueller has been included despite a back issue which has confined his appearances since late September.

Film verified Reus would miss the event due to an ankle problem he suffered in September.

Reus, 33, missed the 2014 World Cup due to a bottom injury picked up in the last friendly before leaving for South America, while he was also cut for the 2016 Euros due to fitness issues.

Reus played his only World Cup in Russia in 2018, scoring one of Germany’s two pretensions in the event as they were excluded in the group stage.

– Reus’ absence’ hurts us’-

Film said he rued leaving Reus out of the team, telling journalists” we had to decide whether to take the threat or not” with the star’s worrisome ankle.

“It just hurts us because we could have made good use of his quality.

“I have frequently said how important I appreciate him as a footballer. With the gifts he has in the final third, he’s good for every platoon.

” We’ll miss him”.

Film also suggested the team was named” with an eye on the future”, representing the absence of Hummels, who has played 76 times for Germany.

“We is in excellent shape and is a veritably precious player for Dortmund.”

Southampton centre- reverse Armel Bella- Kotchap, 20, was named ahead of Hummels.

Four- time winners Germany play their first match on November 23 against Japan. Read More News…


Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (captain) (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona/ESP), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Defence: Armel Bella Kotchap (Southampton/ENG), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Christian Guenter (Freiburg), Thilo Kehrer (West Ham United/ENG), Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig), David Raum (RB Leipzig), Antonio Ruediger (Real Madrid/ESP), Nico Schlotterbeck (Borussia Dortmund), Niklas Suele (Borussia Dortmund)

Midfield and forwards: Karim Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund), Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), Niclas Fuellkrug (Werder Bremen), Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Mario Goetze (Eintracht Frankfurt), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City/ENG), Kai Havertz (Chelsea/ENG), Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich)

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