While some players were surprisingly left out, others still have a few weeks left to fight for their spot. The presentation wasn't without drama either, with two star players making headlines for their actions off the pitch.
Julian Brandt was one of the only Germans to emerge with any credit from the World Cup and his ability is clear. But he's stagnating at a club lacking direction and a move would do him good, says DW's Matt Pearson.
Germany were convincing winners against Russia, winning 3-0 in Leipzig. Leroy Sane, Kai Havertz and Serge Gnabry all impressed as Joachim Löw's trust in his rising stars paid off, writes DW's Michael Da Silva.
Joachim Löw promised "clear changes" after the World Cup. New faces have been integrated into an evolving Germany side, but who else deserves a shot? DW looks at five in-form players knocking on Die Mannschaft’s door…
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng will be absent for Germany's upcoming clashes with Russia and the Netherlands. Both Löw and Boateng cited the experienced defender's fitness levels as the reason for the omission.
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