Also Kruse and Hummels on the list for Olympia
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Will Olympia become the stage for the national players who have been booted out? In addition to Thomas Müller, Mats Hummels and Max Kruse are now on the list for the Tokyo games. Trainer Kuntz's timetable has been set.
DWorld champions Thomas Müller and Mats Hummels could appear for Germany at the Olympic Games in Tokyo (July 24 to August 9). U21 coach Stefan Kuntz confirmed that both World Cup winners from 2014 are on the “Longlist” of the German Football Association (DFB) with around 50 players. This list was submitted to the National Anti-Doping Agency (Nada).
However, the coach at dfb.de left it open whether attacker Müller (30 / Bayern Munich) or defender Hummels (31 / Borussia Dortmund) will actually be among the three older players Kuntz is allowed to take to Japan. It should only be decided after the current season.
"In the past few days, a number of candidates have already been mentioned here, such as Maxi Arnold, Davie Selke, Maxi Eggestein, Sandro Wagner or Max Kruse, who were reported to Nada, among others, as well as Thomas Müller and Mats Hummels about their affiliation to the senior team, ”said Kuntz:“ But the three older players will be our last piece of the puzzle. After the season, we first look at which players and positions we can fill with the current U21 squad and the 97ers. When this is done, we analyze which positions we still have to catch up, which types we still lack in the overall structure to lead the young team, and which players already have tournament experience. The final nomination will only take place in June. "
No player is allowed to the EM and Olympia
According to Kuntz, both internally and externally it was discussed that “players should be nominated from as many different clubs as possible so that no club is extremely disadvantaged. The date for the Olympics this year is not that disturbing for the preparation. We have determined that no player will take part in two tournaments – the Euro and the Olympics. The players will be at a similar level when they return from Olympia as if they had been through the preparation. ”
Kuntz is allowed to take 16 field players and two goalkeepers to Tokyo. He may nominate players born after January 1, 1997. Three actors can also be older.
. (tagsToTranslate) Nada (t) Thomas Müller (t) Max Kruse (t) Games (t) Olympia (t) Bundesliga (t) Tokyo (t) Bayern (t) DFB (German Football Association) (t) EM ( t) Stefan Kuntz (t) Mats Hummels