Germany axe just ONE player from their Euro 2024 squad, as tournament hosts confirm selection for what they hope will be Toni Kroos’ dream ending

  • Hosts Germany have named their final 26-man squad for Euro 2024
  • One player was removed from the 27-man provisional squad on Friday  
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Germany have announced their final 26-man squad for Euro 2024 – with manager Julian Nagelsmann axing just one more unfortunate player from his squad.

The hosts took a different approach to most countries as they named a provisional squad of 27 players while the likes of England had 33.

This meant that only one would be cut and that man was one of the four goalkeepers.

Stuttgart stopper Alexander Nubel will be leaving the squad, who end their tournament preparations for the Euros on home soil against Greece on Friday night. 

Speaking about his upcoming decision on Thursday, Nagelsmann said:  ‘we have our starting 11 in our heads but the performance in the match and in training must fit.

Julian Nagelsmann has named his final 26-man squad for the European Championship

Stuttgart goalkeeper Alexander Nubel (right) was the unfortunate player to miss out

Stuttgart goalkeeper Alexander Nubel (right) was the unfortunate player to miss out 

‘Overall the squad decision has been taken but I won’t announce it, nor talk with those affected because in the worst case someone is injured tomorrow and the player affected needs to slip back in and it would be silly to have that chat now.’

‘The decision has basically been made, we’ll announce it after the game tomorrow,’ he said.

The Germans, eyeing their first major international title in a decade after a disappointing run since winning the 2014 World Cup, kick off the Euros on June 14 with their opening match against Scotland in Group A. 

They also play Hungary and Switzerland in their group as they hope the give Toni Kroos the perfect send-off to retirement.


Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim)

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

Midfielders: Robert Andrich, Florian Wirtz (both Bayer Leverkusen), Chris Fuhrich (Stuttgart), Pascal Gross (Brighton), Ilkay Gundogan (Barcelona), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Jamal Musiala, Aleksandar Pavlovic, Leroy Sane (all Bayern Munich)


‘We are on a good path. We are reaching 100%,’ Nagelsmann said, adding that forward Kai Havertz was their likely starting striker over Borussia Dortmund’s Niclas Fuellkrug.

‘We are happy that Fuelle (Fuellkrug) is back. It’s good that we have another striker in the squad,’ Nagelsmann said.

Fuellkrug joined the team this week after Dortmund’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday.

Germany play their final warm-up match for the tournament against Greece on Friday

Germany play their final warm-up match for the tournament against Greece on Friday 

‘The roles are clear. If Kai performs, he will have the edge. He has to perform. Fuelle will get his playing time and will be able to score goals and cause a furore.’

‘Nothing is set in stone. You have to perform to get it set in stone,’ said Nagelsmann.