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14 Stars Snubbed For Germany’s Confed Cup Squad

14 Stars Snubbed For Germany’s 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Squad

By David Kappel - May 17, 2017 07:00 PM @kappilinho

Germany boss Joachim Low has announced a make-shift squad for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. Here are 14 of the biggest names snubbed by the world champions.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery to see which 14 players Low snubbed.

It had long been reported that several of Germany’s biggest names will be rested during the tournament in Russia.

Players such as captain Manuel Neuer have been involved in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2016 UEFA European Championship and has often reached the latter stages of UEFA Champions League. In addition, their clubs go on extended pre- and post-season tours in the United States or Asia, which has also been cutting the players' time off short.

To prepare his biggest stars for a long 2017/18 campaign, which ends with the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Low decided to give several players an extended holiday.

Another factor in Low’s squad planning was the announcement of Germany’s squad for the U21 European Championship, which includes some of the country’s biggest talents.

Youngsters such as Jonathan Tah (Leverkusen), Serge Gnabry (Bremen), Max Meyer (Schalke) and Davie Selke (Leipzig) will likely be in Low’s plans for the 2018 showpiece in Russia.

As consequence, Low snubbed stars such as Neuer, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Benedikt Howedes – almost his complete World Cup-winning defense.

Read: Germany Announce 23-Man Confed Cup Squad

In addition the likes of Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira, Thomas Muller and other names in the gallery also didn’t make Low’s Confed Cup squad, while Marcos Reus was given the time off to fully return to his best fitness.

Do you think Low is making the right decision in snubbing all these superstars? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Khosification Amu86 Joined: 11 Aug 2015
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Khosification Amu86 May 19, 2017 09:43 AM
Manuel Manuer, Jerome Boateng, Toni Kross and Ozil are just benig rested for the world cup, all these players have a lot of exprience and still have a lot to offer...Thomas muller did have gud season with Bayern
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musazumakhosi May 18, 2017 02:32 PM
👍👍good selection by Joachim Low
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Mungona thwiii May 18, 2017 05:41 AM
We are not as blessed as Germany when it comes to top talent hence the Germans can afford that..I know some people believe we are very talented and world beaters but we struggle to make top 5 in afrika
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Myaka weliPhefeni May 18, 2017 12:26 AM
Yes he did a good choice to gv yong new fresh blood a run maybe they cn gv him what he need and we need to learn in such country lyk German and we hope Chuck Norries wll do the same by gving new players a chance to prove themself in Bafana
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Diketso Senyane May 17, 2017 10:26 PM
Smart move,rest your regular players and try out fringe players
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thukoka May 17, 2017 09:27 PM
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Alexkuas May 17, 2017 09:06 PM
So who the hell will be playing there? U21?
T T Larry Joined: 23 Sep 2015
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T T Larry May 17, 2017 08:42 PM
Is this coach crazy or joking
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jona_1@crossbones May 17, 2017 08:05 PM
they have depth
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ELLIONAH23 May 17, 2017 07:27 PM
yey Germany has enough in store . This can be the entire bafana bafana

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