BERLIN, German Football Association (DFB) said Tuesday the national team has begun preparations for the 2018 Russia World Cup, which will kick start on June 14.
The defending champions flew to Northern Italy for their training camp ahead of the World Cup, DFB said in a statement.
It added that 19 out of 27 players selected for the team would take part in the training camp.
It noted that Bayern Munich’s players: Mats Hummels, Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich Niklas Sule and Jerome Boateng, Barcelona’s goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Chelsea’s defender Antonio Rudiger and Real Madrid’s midfielder Toni Kroos would be joining the squad later.
Joachim Low, Die Mannschaft manager, announced Germany’s line-up a week ago.
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