Germany coach Joachim Low has handed fresh hope to players such as Marco Reus, Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan, who all were unable to take part in the Confederations Cup due to injury.
While Low rested several star players at the recent tournament in Russia which Germany won, others including Reus, Sane, Gundogan and Mario Gotze were not up for selection because of injuries and, in the case of the latter, illness.
Borussia Dortmund winger Reus has been hit hard in particular by injuries, missing...
Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff has warned they cannot "just sit back" after their recent successes, telling Die Welt that other nations are "at least catching up" in the younger age categories.
World champions Germany won the European Under-21 Championship on Friday before the senior side beat Chile to claim the Confederations Cup on Sunday, despite having rested key stars like Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil and Mats Hummels.
Germany boss Joachim Low and U21 coach Stefan Kuntz called up largely...
This article first appeared on ESPN FC in March 2017.
Antonio Rudiger has been attracting the interest of the Premier League's elite, and Chelsea in particular. A few months back, sources told ESPN FC that Manchester City, United and Chelsea scouts all watched him play for Germany against England.
The 24-year-old Roma defender already has plenty of admirers, but here are five things to know about him.
1. He grew up on the streets of Berlin and played for Borussia Dortmund's academy