Last Update 11:59
Monday, 22 July 2019

Germany call up Uth for first time, Sane keeps place

Reuters , Friday 5 Oct 2018
Mark Uth
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Mainz vs Hoffenheim - Opel Arena, Mainz, Germany - September 20, 2017 Hoffenheim’s Mark Uth celebrates scoring their third goal (Photo: REUTERS)
Views: 924
Views: 924

Germany have given Schalke 04 forward Mark Uth his first international call-up at the age of 27 while Manchester City's Leroy Sane has kept his place in coach Joachim Loew's squad.

Both players were included in the 23-man selection for the Nations League matches away to the Netherlands on Oct 13 and France three days later.

Uth scored 14 Bundesliga goals for Hoffenheim last season, although his inclusion was still a surprise as he has had an indifferent start to this season following his move to Schalke. "We have been observing Mark Uth for a long time," said Loew. "He is dynamic, quick and always offers an attacking threat. We want to get to know him better."

"We have two important games ahead of us which we are taking very seriously. The results will be crucial for the qualification from our Nations League group," he added.

Sane, voted last season’s best young player in the Premier League, was recalled to the national team in September after being surprisingly cut from their final squad for the World Cup in June and July where Germany crashed out in the group stage.

He came on as a late substitute in a goalless draw against France but pulled out of the subsequent friendly at home to Peru for personal reasons.

Sane had faced scrutiny in the leadup to the matches with international team mate Toni Kroos saying he needed to improve his attitude to unlock his full potential.

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

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Thilo Kehrer (Paris St Germain), Antonio Ruediger (Chelsea), Nico Schulz (Hoffenheim), Niklas Suele (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders/Forwards: Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Paris St Germain), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen), Leroy Sane (Manchester City), Mark Uth (Schalke 04), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Sebastian Rudy (Schalke 04), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.