Matthias Ginter has been called up to the German first team squad, whilst Florian Neuhaus will hope to make the final cut for the U21 side after being named in the provisional squad ahead of the U21 European Championship.
Matthias Ginter will be available to national coach Joachim Löw for Germany’s away trip to face Belarus on Saturday 8th June (20:45 CEST), and the home game against Estonia in Mainz on Tuesday 11th June (20:45 CEST). Ginter and his national teammates will look to follow on from the 3-2 victory over the Netherlands with two more wins and affirm their qualification chances from Group C. “A win like that in Holland to start the campaign is of course very helpful for the belief of a newly-formed and young team,” said Löw. “Now we want to pick up six more points.” In preparation for the two games, the squad will complete a training camp beginning in Venlo (Netherlands) on 2nd June. On the 5th June, the team will then take part in a training match at New Tivoli (17:30 CEST).
Neuhaus named in provisional squad
Florian Neuhaus’ season isn’t over yet either. The midfielder has been named in the provisional squad for the U21 national team ahead of the U21 European Championship. The German side will look to defend their title at the tournament, which will take place between 16th and 30th June in Italy and San Marino. The first step for the squad will be a training camp in South Tyrol between 2nd and 11th June, with the final squad having to be submitted to UEFA by 6th June. Stefan Kuntz will lead his side in the first group game against Denmark in Udine on 17th June.
The youngsters will then face Serbia in Triest on 20th June, before returning to Udine for the final group game against Austria. Each of the group games will kick off at 21:00 CEST. The three group winners will advance, along with the two best second-placed sides. “The U21s will face the pressure of being the defending champions, which will help the young players’ development,” said DFB Director Oliver Bierhoff. “By facing the best teams in Europe in their age group, our top talents have the opportunity to prove that they have what it takes to represent the first team at the 2024 European Championship here in Germany.”