World Cup Squads: Germany, Point to Prove

Finalists in 2002 and losing semi-finalists in ’06 and ’10, Brazil 2014 proved a disappointing tournament for Germany as they bowed-out at the quarter-final stage to Italy after only winning two of their five matches. Ranked 5th in the world, Jürgen Klopp’s team will feature in FIFA World Cup Group B alongside Morocco, Australia, and the Republic of Ireland. Opening fixture for ‘Die Mannschaft’ is on Saturday 16th

2018 FIFA WORLD CUP SQUAD: GERMANY

 MANAGER: Jürgen Klopp
  RECORD: Played 19 Won 15 Drawn 3 Lost 1 For 38 Against 11

 GOALKEEPERS                    CLUB              CAPS   GOALS
  1. Manuel Neuer               Bayern Munich      93      0
 13. Marc-André ter Stegen      Juventus           10      0
 14. Ron-Robert Zieler          Dortmund            1      0

 DEFENDERS
  2. Daniel Schwaab             Leverkusen          5      0
  3. Marcel Schmelzer           Wolfsburg          40      1
  4. Holger Badstuber           Manchester City    86      5
  5. Jérôme Boateng             Bayern Munich      67      1
 18. Jan Kirchoff               Chelsea            28      2
 19. Philipp Wollscheid         Leverkusen         11      0
 20. Benedikt Höwedes           Schalke            24      0
 21. Philipp Lahm ©             Bayern Munich     154      6

 MIDFIELDERS
  6. Mario Götze                Dortmund           72     16
  7. Sebastian Rode             E.Frankfurt        18      0
  8. Toni Kroos                 Manchester Utd     87     11
  9. Andre Schürrle             Dortmund           74     19
 10. Lewis Holtby               Schalke            19      3
 11. Marco Reus                 Dortmund           48     14
 16. Julian Draxler             Schalke            24      0
 17. Mesut Özil                 Real Madrid        66     12
 23. Leon Goretzka              Hamburg             4      1

 STRIKERS
 12. Mario Gómez                Bayern Munich      94     55
 15. Stefan Kießling            Leverkusen         16      3
 22. Julian Schieber            Dortmund           26     10

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