Joachim Low has excluded Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer from his 24-man World Cup qualifying squad, while there is not a single representative from Borussia Dortmund.
The World Cup winning manager is intent on qualifying for the tournament proper in Russia next year as soon as possible, and is on course after a 100% start that has seen Die Mannschaft concede one goal in six games.
“We want to qualify for the World Cup as group champions, so our goal for the two games can only be to win them.”
Germany could essentially eliminate Czech Republic from the equation when they travel to Prague on Friday, while a further victory against Norway on Monday would all but guarantee them a spot at next year’s finals.
World Cup Qualifying Squad vs. Czech Republic and Norway
Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp
Defenders: Matthias Ginter, Jonas Hector, Benjamin Heinrichs, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule
Midfielders: Julian Brandt, Emre Can, Julian Draxler, Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil, Sebastian Rudy
Forwards: Mario Gomez, Thomas Muller, Lars Stindl, Timo Werner, Amin Younes