Reigning World Cup champs Germany have named their Confederations Cup team for the summer.
The team would see seven uncapped players participate at the tournament while some established players rest.
The uncapped stars are striker Sandro Wagner and playmaker KaremDemirbay from Hoffenheim; Borussia Monchengladbach star Lars Stindl; RB Leipzig player Diego Demme; Ajax winger Amin Younes; Ligue 1 keeper Kevin Trapp, and Hertha Berlin defender Marvin Plattenhardt.
It would be another competition for the consistent German side. They won the World Cup in the summer of 2014 and then they reached the last four at the 2016 European Championships. This year’s Confederations Cup is a prelude to next year’s 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Germany coach Joachim Low has said the rationale for the choice of players is to inculcate the “ideas” and “mechanisms” of the team in new breed with the aim of bring “them a bit further towards world level.”
Germany would play Chile, Cameroon and Australia. The other group consists of host Russia, New Zealand, Portugal and Mexico. They play the Aussies first on June 18 in Sochi. The tournament is set for June 17th to July 2nd.
The experienced players in the team are Leroy Sane of Manchester City, Arsenal’s SkhodranMustafi, Emre Can, Toni Kroos, Marco Reus and Jerome Boateng.
Players like keeper Manuel Neuer, MesutOzil, Mats Hummels and Thomas Muller would sit out the games.
Others like Julian Draxler, Marc-Andre terStegen, and Joshua Kimmichare also included in the list.