Whether Niklas Füllkrug, Mats Hummels or Mario Götze – there are still tons of rumors and speculations about the German squad for the 2022 World Cup. All information about the final announcement of the squad, the candidates and players of the DFB team can be found here.
Several weeks before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, DFB coach Hansi Flick had to hand over an extended list of around 55 names to FIFA. However, this was not a nomination of the final squad, but merely a formality intended to facilitate the organization of subsequent entry.
Football Germany is eagerly awaiting the final decision of the head coach of the national team. In the end, the squad may consist of a total of 26 players. The rest of the players who can still hope for the time being will experience what is likely to be a disappointing call in the near future.
But when will the time come, when will the German World Cup squad for 2022 be announced? The answer is below.
DFB squad at the 2022 World Cup: All information about the announcement
After weeks of consultation, many discussions and considerations, Flick wants to announce his final decision to the world on Thursday, November 10th. At the first DFB press conference before the big tournament, the 53-year-old will present a list of all 26 names and explain his motives.
The event will start at 11:55 am. You can find a free transfer either in the ARD media library or at Sky Sports News.
DFB squad at the 2022 World Cup: Live ticker for the announcement
Of course, SPOX also accompanies the squad announcement live. We tick the entire press conference live.
Click here for the live ticker of the announcement of the squad for the 2022 World Cup.
World Cup 2022: Germany’s group in Qatar
The start for the DFB team at the World Cup is 13 days after the squad was announced. Japan is waiting as the first opponent. Spain and Costa Rica were also drawn in Group E.
|November 23||Germany vs Japan||2 p.m|
|November 23||Spain vs Costa Rica||5 p.m|
|November 27th||Japan vs Costa Rica||11.00 a.m|
|November 27th||Spain vs. Germany||8 p.m|
|December 01||Costa Rica vs. Germany||8 p.m|
|December 01||Japan vs Spain||8 p.m|
DFB squad at the 2022 World Cup: All information about the candidates and players
While the near future of some players is still uncertain, the signs are already much better for other candidates. Of course, this includes in particular the starting XI players from previous international matches in the UEFA Nations League, such as goalkeepers Manuel Neuer and ter Stegen, defenders Niklas Süle, Antonio Rüdiger and David Raum, midfielders Ilkay Gündogan, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Thomas Müller and Jamal Musiala and Jonas Hofmann as well as attackers Leroy Sané, Serge Gnabry and Kai Havertz.
The injured players are completely ignored. According to the current status, these include Timo Werner and Hoffenheim’s Grischa Prömel. The race for time will also be tight for Julian Draxler.
The question of the remaining World Cup places is now very interesting. On the defensive, the BVB duo Hummels and Schlotterbeck in particular can hope for a nomination, in midfield Frankfurt newcomer and World Cup hero Mario Götze is again a hot topic. Bremen’s Niclas Füllkrug can also imagine chances for the sparsely occupied storm position. The 29-year-old is the top German goalscorer with ten goals from the first thirteen Bundesliga games.
We have listed other candidates who could make it into the squad here for you.
DFB squad at the 2022 World Cup: All candidates
A day before the announcement, one name had to be removed from the list. Lukas Nmecha injured his right knee in the 2-0 win against Borussia Dortmund and will be out for several weeks. So the World Cup dream for the Wolfsburg striker has burst.
Certainly there (18): Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich/36 years/113 internationals/0 goals), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (FC Barcelona/30/30/0), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt/32/6/0), Thilo Kehrer (West Ham United/26/22/0), David Raum (RB Leipzig/24/11/0), Antonio Ruediger (Real Madrid/29/54/2), Niklas Süle (Borussia Dortmund/27/42/1), Matthias Ginter (SC Freiburg/28/46/2), Nico Schlotterbeck (Borussia Dortmund/22/5/0), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich/27/70/5), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich/27/44/14), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City/32/62/16), Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich/19/17/1), Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich/27/36/20), Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich/26/47/11 ), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich/33/118/44), Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach/30/16/4), Kai Havertz (FC Chelsea/23/30/10)
Good chances (9): Oliver Baumann (TSG Hoffenheim/32/0/0), Benjamin Henrichs (RB Leipzig/25/7/0), Robin Gosens (Inter Milan/28/14/2), Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen/19/4/0 ), Mario Goetze (Eintracht Frankfurt/30/63/17), Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg/28/3/0), Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund/26/38/3), Niclas Füllkrug (Werder Bremen/29/0 /0), Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund/17/0/0)
Outsiders (15): Bernd Leno (FC Fulham/30/9/0), Armel Bella Kotchap (FC Southampton/20/1/0), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund/33/76/5), Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig/26/18/ 0), Robin Knoche (Union Berlin/30/0/0), Robin Koch (Leeds United/26/8/0), Christian Günter (SC Freiburg/29/6/0), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen/26/ 16/0), Luca Netz (Borussia Mönchengladbach/19/0/0), Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund/28/37/1), Rani Khedira (Union Berlin/28/0/0), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund/ 33/48/15), Anton Stach (FSV Mainz 05/23/2), Julian Weigl (Borussia Monchengladbach/27/6/0), Karim Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund/20/4/0)
World Cup 2022: The world champions since 2002
World Cup 2022: Overview of the squads
Gradually against the participating nations announced their squad for the World Cup. Among others, the tournament favorites Brazil and France have already published their squad.
You can find an overview of all squads here.