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Max Kruse and Maximilian Arnold to play for Germany at Olympics

Mon 05 July 2021 | 9:52

Germany have announced their 19-man squad for the summer games.

Germany U23 coach

Stefan Kuntz

has selected 19 players to compete for the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Wolfsburg’s

Maximilian Arnold

, Union Berlin’s

Max Kruse

and Bayer Leverkusen’s

Nadiem Amiri

have been selected as the team’s overage players. The three players were among the squad that won the European U21 Championship in 2017.

"The squad announcement just increases our excitement for the tournament.”

Kuntz told the German FA’s official

website

.

"For the 19 lads and all of the staff, being part of Germany’s team for Tokyo will be an incredible experience.

"We’ve found a good mix from our three overage players, the newly-crowned U21 Euros winners and the lads who helped seal qualification back in 2019. We want to go as far as we can and try to get a medal.”

Germany are considered among the favorites to win the tournament. Kuntz’s U21 side managed to win the European Championship title in Ljubljana last month.

He added:

"The support we got from Bundesliga teams differed. Some bigger clubs didn’t want to help us as we’d liked, which is why the support we got from the other clubs means a lot more to us, as we can travel to Japan with this calibre of team."

Here is Germany's 19-man list for the tournament:

Goalkeepers

: Florian Muller (Stuttgart), Svend Brodersen (free agent), Luca Plogmann (Werder Bremen)

Defenders

: Jordan Torunarigha (Hertha Berlin), Benjamin Henrichs (RB Leipzig), Amos Pieper (Arminia Bielefeld), David Raum (Hoffenheim), Felix Uduokhai (Augsburg), Josha Vagnoman (Hamburg)

Midfielders

: Anton Stach (Greuther Furth), Eduard Lowen (Bochum), Niklas Dorsch (KAA Gent), Ismail Jakobs (Koln), Arne Maier (Hertha Berlin), Nadiem Amiri (Bayer Leverkusen), Maximilian Arnold (Wolfsburg)

Strikers

: Max Kruse (Union Berlin), Marco Richter (Augsburg), Cedric Teuchert (Union Berlin)

Germany will face Brazil in their opening match of the tournament on July 22.


source: SportMob