Euro 2020 preview: Germany – Kai Havertz, Toni Rudiger and Timo Werner

Rudiger has also been outstanding in recent months and he was much missed in the heavy defeat to Spain. The 28-year-old, like Werner and Havertz appearing at his first European Championships, should complement Mats Hummels well in the heart of the Germany defence.

Fixtures

Germany v France, Munich, Tuesday 15 June, 8pm
Germany v Portugal, Munich, Saturday 19 June, 5pm
Germany v Hungary, Munich, Wednesday 23 June, 8pm

If Germany win the group, they will play a third-placed team in the round of 16.

If Germany come second, they will play the runner-up in Group D (England, Scotland, Croatia, Czech Republic).

The squad

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Defenders: Robin Koch (Leeds), Christian Gunter (Freiburg), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach), Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund), Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich), Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig), Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig), Robin Gosens (Atalanta)

Midfielders: Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Leon Goretzka, (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich), Kai Havertz (Chelsea), Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Monchengladbach), Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Monchengladbach), Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Timo Werner (Chelsea), Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Kevin Volland (Monaco)