Germany releases Euro 2024 list in unprecedented fashion

Germany’s list for Euro 2024 has been revealed over the last few days on all platforms, before being officially announced by coach Julian Nagelsmann at a press conference in Berlin on May 16th.

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Dortmund defender Nico Schlotterbeck is on Tagesschau, the oldest and most viewed news channel in Germany. But Leverkusen’s defender Jonathan Tah appeared on the cake given by his caregiver and Tiktok star Rashid Hamid to a 93-year-old old lady called “Mrs. Lotti.”

Later, a roof maker and another social media star announced Manuel Neuer’s goalkeeper. A major radio station announced Dortmund’s Niclas Fullkrug, while the face of Stuttgart’s midfielder, Chris Fuhrich, appeared on the sticker of a bag at a bakery.

Whether you’re a YouTuber, a podcast maker, a musician, a game host, or even a portrait in an art gallery, the announcement of the Euro 2024 list is broadcast in a way that covers all sectors, demographics, and reflects the lives of all sections of German society.

“We want to emphasize that this is the home of Euro,” Nagelsmann said. “Therefore, we gradually announce the team list. We also noticed that the team lists are often exposed, so solve the problem this way. Everyone in the country needs to know the team. I think this announcement is amazing and emotional.”

According to T-online, the way the team is announced this time creates closeness and cohesion between the people and the German national team before the tournament is held on the home court. Euro 2024 takes place from June 14 to July 14 in 10 German cities, including Berlin, Dortmund, Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen and Dusseldorf.

This is quite the opposite of the tradition of announcing the German team’s participation in the previous major leagues. Both Hansi Flick’s 2022 World Cup and 2021 Euro teams were announced at official press conferences. At the 2018 World Cup, Germany announced the team at the National Football Museum in Dortmund, where huge Panini patches were inserted, which were later removed and revealed by 23 players.

The preliminary list of 27 German players was announced by Nagelsmann on May 16th, missing names such as Mats Hummels, Julian Brandt, Karim Adeyemi, Niklas Sule (Dortmund), Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry (Bayern) or Timo Werner. (Tottenham). This list will be reduced to 26 players with a deadline of 7/6. Nagelsmann confirmed that he would call four goalkeepers, which means one player in the upper line would be eliminated.

Nagelsmann joined forces and began preparations for the Euro in Blankenhain, central Germany, from May 26th to 31st, then moved to the headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, on June 1st. The team will play friendly with Ukraine on June 3rd, Greece on June 7th before officially participating in Euro 2024, where they are in Euro A with Scotland, Hungary and Switzerland.

German national team list for Euro 2024:

1. Goalkeeper: Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim), Alex Nuebel (Stuttgart), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barca).

2. Defenders: Waldemar Anton (Stuttgart), Benjamin Henrichs, David Raum (RB Leipzig), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern), Robin Koch (Frankfurt), Maximilian Mittelstaedt (Stuttgart), Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid), Nico Schlotterbeck (Dortmund), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen)

3. Midfielder: Robert Andrich, Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen), Chris Fuehrich (Stuttgart), Pascal Gross (Brighton), Ilkay Gundogan (Barca), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Jamal Musiala, Aleksandar Pavlovic, Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich).

4. Winger: Maximilian Beier (Hoffenheim), Niclas Fuellkrug (Dortmund), Kai Havertz (Arsenal), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Deniz Undav (Stuttgart).