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The 10 Highest-Paid Stars In Germany's World Cup Squad

Defending FIFA World Cup champions Germany will be looking to repeat their 2014 heroics in Russia this year, and with the star-studded team Joachim Low has at his disposal, this is possible. Here are the 10 highest-paid Die Mannschaft stars!

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see who the best earners in the Germany team are, according to Total Sportek.

Four years ago, the Germans were crowned champions of the world when they beat Lionel Messi's Argentina in the final in Brazil, courtesy of an extra-time winner by Mario Gotze.

Low's side were clinical all competition, and their best performance of the tournament was, without a doubt, their 7-1 drubbing of Brazil in the semi-finals.

This year, in Russia, Low will be relying on the form of playmaker Mesut Ozil, who almost always shines at international level. The Arsenal star is also the team's highest-paid player at club level, on £300 000 (R5.1 million) a week.  

The second best paid German star is Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos on £200 000 (R3.3 million) a week, reportedly followed by Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus, who is said to be on a wage of £160 000 (R2.7 billion).

In third and fourth spots are Thomas Muller and captain Manuel Neuer, who are both said to be earning £130 000 (R2.2 million) a week at Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Their club teammate Jerome Boateng follows them in sixth place with his reported wage of £120 000 (R2 million), along with Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who earns the same.

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Defender Mats Hummels earns £100 000 (R1.6 million) a week with the Bavarians while playmaker Julian Draxler reportedlys earn £100 000 (R1.6 million) weekly in Paris, followed by Antonio Rudiger, who is on £90 000 (R1.5 million) a week at Chelsea.

Do you think Germany have a good chance of winning the 2018 World Cup? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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