Amiri named in Germany squad for the first time

Germany coach Joachim Low has named his squad to face Argentina and Estonia, with Nadiem Amiri in line to make a senior international debut.

Published : Oct 04, 2019 21:51 IST

Bayer Leverkusen's Nadiem Amiri playing for Germany U21s.
Bayer Leverkusen's Nadiem Amiri playing for Germany U21s.

Bayer Leverkusen's Nadiem Amiri playing for Germany U21s.

Nadiem Amiri has received a maiden senior Germany call-up from coach Joachim Low.

The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has impressed in his side's strong start to the Bundesliga campaign and shone at the U-21 European Championship this year. He is included in Low's selection for a friendly against Argentina on October 9, with a Euro 2020 qualifier away to Estonia following four days later.

Germany is without seven regular internationals due to injury, with Leroy Sane, Antonio Rudiger, Leon Goretzka, Nico Schulz, Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer and Kevin Trapp all missing out.

The international break will reopen the debate over who should be Germany's goalkeeper, with incumbent Manuel Neuer continuing to be pushed hard by Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

'World-class goalkeepers'

"We can all be very happy that we have two world-class goalkeepers in Manuel Neuer and Marc-Andre ter Stegen," said Low. "I have no concerns at all, especially as we also have the likes of Kevin Trapp and Bernd Leno.


"I have spoken with [Germany goalkeeper coach] Andy Kopke and we agreed that Ter Stegen will play against Argentina and Neuer against Estonia. We discussed that with the players too."

Serge Gnabry is one of four Bayern Munich players included, after his stunning four-goal haul in a 7-2 Champions League demolition of Tottenham this week.


Germany tops Group C on goal difference from Northern Ireland despite suffering a 4-2 home loss to Netherlands in last month's Euro 2020 qualifiers.

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