19 May 2021 4:07 PM +00:00

Returning veterans can bring Germany back to their best on FIFA 21

The domestic season is nearly over, but there is still a summer of football to enjoy with the delayed Euro 2020 tournament set to begin on Friday, 11 June.

Several nations have now announced their 26-man squads ahead of the tournament, and some of them will be incredible in FIFA 21.

Germany is one of the country's to announce their squad and there are two experienced players recalled to the national ranks.

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In from the cold

Experienced German duo Mats Hummels and Thomas Muller have been named in Germany's 26-man squad for Euro 2020.

Both men, along with Jerome Boateng, were told they would not be selected again by Joachim Low over two years ago.

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HE'S BACK - Muller is in the form of his life and has plenty to offer

However, the German coach has changed his plans and brought back two of the 2014 World Cup winning side.

With experience of international glory, Hummels and Muller could be vital in helping Germany's talented squad challenge for the European title.

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In with a shout

Germany find themselves in Group F this summer, and this looks like the toughest group of the lot.

Low's men will kick off their campaign on Tuesday, 15 June against world champions France before facing Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal four days later.

Hungary looks like the weakest team in the group, but they will be no pushover with RB Leipzig's Dominik Szoboszlai and Willi Orban looking to upset the apple cart in Group F.

Germany's squad is filled with top-class talent, but it will still be a challenge to progress from such a strong group.

Talented bunch

Germany's squad looks nicely balanced on paper with a great blend of experience and raw talent.

Bayern Munich teenager Jamal Musiala is arguably the most exciting name in the squad, and with teammates Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane in the ranks they will cause plenty of problems.

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CALMING PRESENCE - Hummels will add know-how to the defence

In midfield is where they look strongest though, with Toni Kroos, Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, and Ilkay Gundogan to choose from.

The recall for Hummels strengthens the backline too, and with Manuel Neuer behind, they should be resolute defensively.

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Predicted line-up

Is this how Germany will start their opening match at Euro 2020?

There is plenty of pace in the front three to catch France on the counter, while the midfield is certainly strong enough to face up to the likes of N'Golo Kante and Paul Pogba.

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MEGA MIDFIELD - Germany have some of the best midfielders in the world

The fullbacks would be our area of concern with neither Robin Gosens nor Lukas Klostermann playing there regularly at club level.

Germany appear to have limited options at right-back, and this could cause concern as they will be directly up against PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe.

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Germany Euro 2020 Squad

Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Kevin Trapp, Manuel Neuer

Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Christian Gunter, Lukas Klostermann, Marcel Halstenberg, Mats Hummels, Matthias Ginter, Niklas Sule, Robin Gosens, Robin Koch

Midfielders: Emre Can, Florian Neuhaus, Ilkay Gundogan, Jamal Musiala, Jonas Hofmann, Joshua Kimmich, Kai Havertz, Leon Goretzka, Toni Kroos

Forwards: Kevin Volland, Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Timo Werner

Benzema back for France

Germany is not the only country to bring back experienced players from exile ahead of this summer's tournament.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is back in the France squad after nearly six years away from the side.

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SUPER SEASON - Benzema featured in La Liga Team of the Season

Benzema has been in incredible form for his club, scoring 29 goals in all competitions.

This has left it almost impossible for Didier Deschamps to leave him out of the squad, and he confirmed his inclusion on Monday, 18 May.