- National coach Joachim Löw surprisingly nominates the Schalke mark Uth for the international matches against the Netherlands and France.
- The Augsburg Philipp Max is not in the squad again.
- Ilkay Gündogan and Nils Petersen are injured and Sebastian Rudy and Jonas Hector return.
With newcomer Mark Uth, but without the injured Ilkay Gündogan, the German national football team is in their Nations League autumn with games in the Netherlands and World Champion France. Overall, Germany coach Joachim Löw nominated 23 players on Friday for the Amsterdam matches (13 October) and three days later in St. Denis. In addition to Gündogan (thigh problems) also missing the Freiburg striker Nils Petersen (shoulder problems).
For Uth could be the 100th player under Löw debut in the selection of the German Football Association (DFB). The 27-year-old is after his move from TSG Hoffenheim to runner-up Schalke 04 but still on form search. In nine competitive games for the Royal Blues Uth has not scored yet.
"We've been watching Mark Uth for a while now, he's dynamic, fast and always radiates a bit of a worrying drive, so we'd like to get to know him better," Loew said. "We have two important games ahead of us, which we take very seriously, and the results will set the tone for the performance of our Nations League group, as well as the Netherlands and World Champion France."
In contrast to the restart after the World Cup disaster Löw brings goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, Sebastian Rudy and Jonas Hector back into his squad. Thilo Kehrer, Nico Schulz and Kai Havertz, who last made their international debut against Peru (2-1), are back. For Löw waived center-back Jonathan Tah and waived again to a nomination of the Augsburg Philipp Max.
After the 0-0 draw against France at the start of the Nations League in September in Munich Löw needed at least one win in order not to get into danger of relegation with his team. Only the winner of the group of three qualifies for the final tournament in June 2019, the third placed descends in league B. –
The squad of the German national team:
Gate: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (FC Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Defense: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jonas Hector (1st FC Cologne), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Thilo Kehrer (Paris St. Germain), Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea FC), Nico Schulz (TSG Hoffenheim), Niklas Süle (Bayern Munich)
Midfield / attack: 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 Müller (Bayern Munich), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)