With Euro 2016 set to start, the German team has been plagued with injuries. Trainer Joachim Löw is making lemonade out of lemons and hopes that Jonathan Tah will prove a fitting replacement for Antonio Rüdiger, who was to replace Mats Hummels.
In the 12 months leading up to the next World Cup Antionio Rüdiger has quietly climbed up the pecking order among German defenders. He spoke to DW about his role and his aspirations ahead of 2018 in Russia.
Joachim Löw brought on Lars Stindl late in the match and he repaid the coach's faith, scoring with just seconds left to earn Germany a 2-2 draw at home to France. This means Germany remain undefeated in 2017.
Bayer Leverkusen center back Jonathan Tah has been drafted in to replace Antonio Rüdiger, who picked up a knee injury in training. Tah has only won one cap for his country.
Victory for Germany in the Confederations Cup and at the U21 Euros has made life harder for Joachim Löw. The Germany head coach faces a tough task of deciding who to take to Russia in 2018.
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