Germany under-20 head coach Frank Wormuth announced his 21-man squad for the upcoming FIFA under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

The current World Cup champions and UEFA under-19 European Championship winners will be desperate to add to their fit-to-bursting trophy cabinet, when they get their tournament underway against Fiji on June 1st.

Speaking to, Wormuth said: "I am confident that we will play a good World Cup. In our squad, there are six players from the Bundesliga, four from the 2. Bundesliga, four from the 3. Liga and seven from the Regionalliga. This is a very good mix."

Their boss has already said that it will only be a success if they reach the semi-finals, though his side will be one of the competition favourties. Boasting top quality players like Julian Brandt, Marc Stendera and Hany Mukhtar should give them an edge over most opponents.

10 of the 21 players in the squad featured in their triumph in last summer's Euros and will be desperate to repeat that success once again. Along with Fiji, Germany have a relatively easy group on paper; Uzbekistan and Honduras are the other teams in their section.

Apart from the aforementioned trio, Wormuth can call on Marc-Oliver Kempf, Tim Kleindienst, Levin Öztunalı and Jeremy Dudziak as other key-men. The full squad list is below:

Goalkeepers: Michael ZettererMarvin SchwäbeDaniel Mesenhöler.

Defenders: Kevin Akpoguma, Niklas StarkThomas HagnMarc-Oliver KempfGrischa PrömelAnthony SyhreMaximilian Wittek.

Midfielders: Robert BauerHany MukhtarMatti SteinmannMarc Stendera, Levin ÖztunalıJeremy Dudziak & Julian Weigl.

Attackers: Julian BrandtTim KleindienstFelix LohkemperMarvin Stefaniak.

On-call: Fabian Bredlow, Timon WellenreutherTobias Pachonik, Pascal KöpkeMarvin FriedrichMax Dittgen, Nico BrandenburgerPaul Seguin, Moritz Sprenger, Benjamin Trümner & Sebastian Stolze.

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