Germany recalls Muller and Hummels for Euro 2020

AP , Wednesday 19 May 2021

Thomas Muller
Germany and Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller (AFP)

Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels were recalled by Germany coach Joachim Low on Wednesday for the European Championship.

Low had dropped both players as part of his shakeup following the disappointing early exit from the 2018 World Cup, but the team failed to shine in their absence and the coach hopes their return will provide a boost for Euro 2020.

The 31-year-old Muller, who hasn't played for Germany since Nov. 19, 2018, scored 11 goals and set up 21 more to help Bayern Munich win its ninth straight Bundesliga title this season. It was Muller's 10th league title.

Hummels, 32, has marshalled Borussia Dortmund's defense to help it win the German Cup and qualify for the Champions League.

Jerome Boateng, who was also dropped by Low at the same time as Muller and Hummels, was not recalled.

Low selected Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kross despite his coronavirus infection, while Bayern youngster Jamal Musiala was called up to help in attack.

Low, who took over as Germany coach after the 2006 World Cup, is stepping down after the tournament.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt), Bernd Leno (Arsenal)

Defenders: Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach), Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich), Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund), Lukas Klostermann (Leipzig), Robin Gosens (Atalanta), Robin Koch (Leeds), Christian Gunter (Freiburg), Marcel Halstenberg (Leipzig)

Midfielders: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Kai Havertz (Chelsea), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Monchengladbach), Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Forwards: Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich), Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich), Kevin Volland (Monaco), Timo Werner (Chelsea)

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