Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Mukoko was on the list of Germany called up for the 2022 World Cup, becoming the youngest player with the Germans.
Mukoko is 17 years and 355 days old, and the youngest player to participate in the World Cup was Jorman Whiteside with Northern Ireland in the 1982 World Cup.
Germany coach Hans Velik announced the list of the team that Thomas Muller appeared in.
The list saw the inclusion of 26 players, which is the maximum in the final lists.
Manuel Neuer was at the top of the list after announcing he had skin cancer, in addition to Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger.
Mario Gotze appeared as the golden boy who scored the historic goal for Germany against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final.
Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels and Benfica midfielder Julian Draxler have been excluded from the list.
The attacking duo of Marco Reus and Timo Werner are absent due to their recent injuries.
Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos is absent after he decided to retire after the end of the European Nations Cup “Euro” 2021.
Germany plays in Group E, along with Japan, Spain and Costa Rica.
Germany will start its campaign against Japan on November 23, then Spain on November 27, and finally Costa Rica on December 1.
The list was as follows:
- Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
- Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)
- Kevin Trapp (Interlecht Frankfurt)
- Armel Bella Kochap (Southampton)
- Matthias Ginter (Freiburg)
- Christian Günther (Freiburg)
- Therou Keirer (West Ham United)
- Lucas Colstermann (Leipzig)
- David Raum (Leipzig)
- Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid)
- Nico Schlutterbeek (Borussia Dortmund)
- Niklas Sole (Borussia Dortmund)
- Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund)
- Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich)
- Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City)
- Kai Havertz (Chelsea)
- Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
- Jonas Hoffmann (Borussia Monchengladbach)
- Karim Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund)
- Mario Gotze (Interlecht Frankfurt)
- Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)
- Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)
- Niklas Villgragg (Werder Bremen)
- Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich)
- Youssoufa Mukoko (Borussia Dortmund)
- Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)