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Germany name squad to face Scotland at Euro 2024 on home soil

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GERMANY coach Julian Nagelsmann has named the squad he hopes will win Euro 2024 on home soil – starting with that opening game against Scotland.

National team bosses officially have until June 7 to confirm their final 26-man squads but Nagelsmann named a provisional 27-man group for the event as he addressed the media in Berlin.

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Germany’s head coach Julian Nagelsmann speaks to the mediaCredit: AP
Nagelsmann presents the preliminary Euro squad

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Nagelsmann presents the preliminary Euro squadCredit: Reuters

There’s no sign of Bayern Munich star Serge Gnabry, who tore a thigh muscle in the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.

Nagelsmann had also been sweating over the availability of two other Bayern stars in Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala – but they are both included.

Two other casualties – although fit – are another Bayern star in Leon Goretzka and veteran Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, a standout in Borussia’s run to the Champions League final. 

But Nagelsmann said: “We have decided that Jonathan Tah and Toni Rüdiger, if they are fit, will be our starting centre-backs”

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“I had a long talk with both Hummels and Goretzka. They’re very disappointed as they’re out of the list.

“I tried to explain why they weren’t included. It’s understandable that they are sad.”

Another key man at the finals could be Florian Wirtz, who is coming off an invincible campaign so far at Bayer Leverkusen.

The squad can also call upon the experience of veteran stars such as Manuel Neuer, Ilkay Gundogan and Thomas Muller.

Nagelsmann has named four goalkeepers and is adamant that all four will take part in the event.

Germany take on Scotland, Hungary and Switzerland in Group A with their matches held in Munich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt.

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