Ter Stegen and Ginter return to German squad for World Cup qualifying | Taiwan News

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BERLIN (AP) – Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen and Borussia Mönchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter are back in the German squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Germany manager Hansi Flick included the duo on Friday when he named his second team for the games against Romania on October 8 and North Macedonia in Skopje three days later.

Ter Stegen has not played for Germany since March 31 after choosing to have knee surgery, while Ginter missed the last round of international matches with COVID-19.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, Atalanta defender Robin Gosens and Manchester City midfielder İlkay Gündoğan are all injured.

Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp had to give way to ter Stegen.

Germany won their first three games with Flick at the helm – against Liechtenstein, Armenia and Iceland in September – to take first place in Group J.

Team:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)

Defenders: Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain), Lukas Klostermann (Leipzig), David Raum (Hoffenheim), Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea), Nico Schlotterbeck (Freiburg), Niklas Süle (Bayern Munich)

Midfielder: Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich), Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich), Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Marco Reus (Borussia) Dortmund), Leroy Sané (Bayern Munich), Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)

Forwards: Karim Adeyemi (Salzburg), Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Kai Havertz (Chelsea), Timo Werner (Chelsea)

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