Thomas Müller, Mats Hummels and Jamal Musiala in Joachim Löw’s Germany squad for UEFA Euro 2020

Joachim Löw has named his Germany squad for this summer’s rescheduled UEFA European Championships, with Thomas Müller and Mats Hummels recalled, and Jamal Musiala also included.

Löw has selected a 26-player squad instead of the usual 23, with UEFA allowing a squad increase to lessen the load on players after a club season truncated by the coronavirus pandemic.

As a result, the Germany coach has named the following players in his squad for Euro 2020:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Bernd Leno, Kevin Trapp

Defenders: Robin Koch, Antonio Rüdiger, Marcel HalstenbergLukas KlostermannChristian GünterMats Hummels, Robin Gosens, Matthias Ginter, Niklas Süle

Midfielders: Joshua KimmichLeon Goretzka, Kai Havertz, Thomas Müller, Toni Kroos, Jamal MusialaEmre CanJonas HofmannFlorian Neuhaus, Ilkay Gündogan, Leroy Sane

Forwards: Kevin Volland, Timo Werner, Serge Gnabry

“I’m delighted to be part of the national team again,” Müller told the Bayern website, two years after being informed – along with fellow 2014 FIFA World Cup-winning cornerstones Jerome Boateng and Hummels – that he was not part of Löw’s plans.

“During the amicable and open telephone conversations we had with Joachim Löw in the run-up to the squad announcement, we discussed what we expect from each other in the coming weeks. The sporting challenge of once again representing Germany at a tournament together with the boys – and the chance to win the European Championship title – really excite me.”

Müller’s club-mate Musiala gets the nod after a remarkable breakout season at Bayern. The 18-year-old midfielder made his senior international debut in March, having chosen to represent Germany – his country of birth – over England.

“It’s a dream come true,” he wrote on his Twitter channel. “I’m proud and grateful to be given the chance.”

Germany have been drawn in Group F alongside world champions France, Euro holders Portugal and play-off winners Hungary.

Die Mannschaft will play all three of their group fixtures at Munich’s Allianz Arena – one of 11 continental venues for the delayed finals. A quarter-final tie is also scheduled to take place in the Bavarian capital on 2 July.

Germany – who will face Denmark and Latvia in a pair of pre-tournament friendlies on 2 and 7 June respectively – have featured in more European championships than any other nation, winning the competition in 1972, 1980 and 1996. They exited the tournament at the semi-final stage in 2012 and 2016, after finishing runners-up for the third time in 2008.

Löw has already announced that he will step down as coach at the end of tournament – scheduled to run from 11 June to 11 July – following 15 years in charge.

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