The men’s football games at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 will finally be get going this year from 22nd of July after a year long pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will see the 16 top nations go against each other for the coveted Gold medal for their respective nation tallies. The teams have been divided into 4 groups of 4 each, from which two would qualify for the knockout rounds from every group and make their way to the three medals up for the grabs.
The Players participating in the Olympics and included on the rosters must less than 23 years age and be born on or after January 1, 1997, with the exception of three overage players for each team.
Germany Football Team Preview
Germany have been handed a difficult group, as they were placed in Group D alongside, 3 time Gold medal winners Brazil. However, a qualification into the Round of 16 should not be too difficult for them considering they also have Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia to play.
Germany would be looking to better their Silver Medal in Rio 2016 games and have enough quality within their squad to do so. Germany finished as runners-up to Spain at the 2019 UEFA European U-21 Championship, which ultimately handed them their spot into the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Led by coach, Stefan Kuntz the teams features the likes of Max Kruse, Arnold who are well experienced after playing at the top level for so many years.
However, the team have had to face some issues in their build up to the tournament as German player Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused on the pitch by the Hondurans in their friendly encounter in the build-up to the tournament.
Germany Football Team Fixtures
|vs Brazil||International Stadium, Yokohama||22nd July|
|vs Saudi Arabia||International Stadium, Yokohama||25th July|
|vs Ivory Coast||Miyagi Stadium, Rifu||28th July|
Germany Football Team Squad
Goalkeepers: Svend Brodersen, Florian Muller, Luca Plogmann.
Defenders: Benjamin Henrichs, Amos Pieper, David Raum, Jordan Torunarigha, Felix Uduokhai, Keven Schlotterbeck.
Midfielders: Nadiem Amiri, Maximilian Arnold, Ismail Jakobs, Eduard Lowen, Arne Maier, Anton Stach, Ragnar Ache.
Forwards: Max Kruse, Marco Richter, Cedric Teuchert.