Germany World Cup squad 2022: Which players will be representing Germany this World Cup?

Germany World Cup squad 2022: Which players will be representing Germany this World Cup?

Bertha Wanjiku
updated at August 9, 2023 at 9:30 AM

The 2022 Germany World Cup squad was recently named, with manager Hansi Flick presenting a team that will hopefully redeem itself from the disappointment at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The lineup consists of a well-balanced crew to represent the country in Qatar, although some seasoned players will miss out due to injuries. Find out who made it to the team and who did not.

Germany World Cup squad 2022
The German national football team poses for a photo at the Berlin Stadium as they prepare for the World Cup. Photo by Michael Regan.
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Germany will be making their 20th World Cup appearance since its debut, with four wins in the bag. They have qualified for every tournament since 1954 and have been champions in 1954, 1974, 1990, and 2014. The German World Cup squad in 2022 will attempt to win the trophy for their country for the fifth time.

Germany's World Cup squad

One of the most successful teams internationally, is the German national football team. They have represented their country in the World Cup competitions since 1934 and continue to shine. Out of the entire squad, 26 of the best will represent the country in Qatar.

Germany's 2022 World Cup squad announcement

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According to FIFA, the team currently ranks eleventh worldwide with 1650 points. The coach named his 26-man-squad on 10 November, shocking fans with his choices of interesting inclusions and exclusions.

What German players are going to the World Cup?

The crew that is in Qatar consists of seasoned talents like Antonio Rudiger and fairly new athletes like the 18-year-old forward for Borussia Dortmund, Youssoufa Moukoko. Have a look at the World Cup squad that will play in Qatar.

Which players will represent Germany this World Cup?
Germany's national football team players sing their national anthem before a match against Hungary in June 2021. Photo: Federico Gambarini.
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Shot-stopper Manuel Neuer will lead the team as the first choice for a fourth consecutive World Cup. The current team captain has a tremendous track record for securing their goalposts.


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Manuel Neuer


Bayern Munich

Kevin Trapp


Eintracht Frankfurt

Marc-Andre ter Stegen




The German defence team is well balanced, with experienced players like Madrid's Rudiger present to hold down the team. The players have maintained a strong physical form to withstand and stop any offensive play.


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Antonio Rudiger


Real Madrid

David Raum


RB Leipzig

Matthias Ginter


SC Freiburg

Thilo Kehrer


West Ham United

Niklas Sule


Borussia Dortmund

Lukas Klostermann


RB Leipzig

Christian Gunter


SC Freiburg

Nico Schlotterbeck


Borussia Dortmund

Armel Bella-Kotchap




The coach surprised German fans when he included Mario Gotze, who had been absent from the fold for five years, in the Qatar squad. Gifted youngster Jamal Musiala will add some excitement and creativity to the crew.


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Joshua Kimmich


Bayern Munich

Kai Havertz



Leon Goretzka


Bayern Munich

Mario Gotze


Eintracht Frankfurt

Jamal Musiala


Bayern Munich

Julian Brandt


Borussia Dortmund

Jonas Hofmann


Borussia Monchengladbach

Ilkay Gundogan


Manchester City


The attackers of the German team are fast and agile, giving them the best chance to score against their opponents. 33-year-old Thomas Muller is one of the most capped players with an incredible scoring record.


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Niclas Fullkrug


Werder Bremen

Serge Gnabry


Bayern Munich

Thomas Muller


Bayern Munich

Leroy Sane


Bayern Munich

Karim Adeyemi


Borussia Dortmund

Youssoufa Moukoko


Borussia Dortmund

Who didn't make the Germany squad in 2022?

Some of the most notable exclusions were Marco Reus and striker Timo Werner; both were excluded because of injuries. Florian Wirtz and Mats Hummels were also missing from Flick's lineup. However, Youssoufa Moukoko and Niclas Fullkrug seem to have what it takes to compensate for the absence of the bigwigs.

Is Neuer playing in the 2022 World Cup?

Goalie Manuel Neuer will be the main shot-stopper in Qatar, his fourth consecutive time at the World Cup. He has proven his skill and talent in 114 match appearances for the national team. After Bastian Schweinsteiger's retirement, Neuer took over as team captain of Die Mannschaft in 2016.

Germany squad in 2022
Germany's national football team goalkeeper and captain, Manuel Neuer, celebrates after a World Cup qualifying match against Liechtenstein in November 2021. Photo by Stuart Franklin.
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Will Marco Reus go to the World Cup?

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder will not play in Qatar because of an ankle injury; he did not recover in time for the tournament. His injuries have only accorded him 48 caps with the team, but he was still named the German Footballer of the Year twice.

Germany's World Cup 2022 jersey

Adidas provided the Germany 2022 home jersey, which combines a white base with black and metallic gold details. The German flag is on the collar and as a stripe along the sides to the bottom hem. Black or white shorts and white socks complete the ensemble.

Players who will represent Germany this World Cup
Germany's national football team players lift the World Cup trophy in 2014. Photo by Andreas Gebert.
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In which group is Germany placed in the 2022 World Cup?

The team will play in Group E against Spain, Japan, and Costa Rica. Though they face stiff competition, they are likely to progress to the knockouts, given their resources and talents.

Germany's head coach

Hansi Flick took over the reins from Joachim Low, who resigned after the Euro 2020 competition. The 57-year-old manager was Low's assistant from 2006 to 2014. He signed a three-year-contract with Die Mannschaft in August 2021, and his team was the first to qualify for the World Cup.

Germany's World Cup coach
Hansi Flick, the German national football team coach, addresses the press during the 2022 Qatar World Cup draw. Photo by ANP.
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Soccer fans and commentators are enjoying the big event in Qatar, and the 2022 German World Cup squad is looking to not disappoint its fans. They are optimistic about taking the trophy home for the fifth time, although some of their tenured players will be absent during the tournament.

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