On the day when most of Germany is cheering their squad for the 2016 Euro Cup, things look grim for Marco Reus. He has been left out of Germany’s official 2016 euro squad according to the decisions made by Joachim Löw. This is quite the blow for the young player who enjoyed a wonderful season for Borussia Dortmund. They reached the quarter finals of the Europa League by scoring 20 goals and finishing only second in Bundesliga. checl the highlight of Germany vs Ukraine Live Streaming.
Looks like, luck is not on Reus’ side as the forward has had health issues in the past as well. In fact he missed out on 2014 World Cup as well due to injuries. He is currently struggling to recover his form and fitness in the team training camp at Ascona, Switzerland. Dortmund later confirmed that the young forward has suffered a groin injury.
According to Löw, “Reus is facing a great health challenge at the moment and he can only run straight. There is no clear prognosis for his and the medical staff is very skeptical about his recovery process. The massive injury compels me to make the most pragmatic and yet bitter decision to exclude him from the final team. Had Marco been in his original form, healthy and fit he would have proven to be a great asset for the team.”
Au contraire, Bastian Schweinsteiger was picked for the final squad in spite of not playing due to a partial ligament tear while on the national team. Mats Hummels also made it to the team despite sustaining a serious calf injury. This is raising several questions regarding the future of Marco Reus and the gravity of his injuries. Although according the Löw, “The prognosis for both Schweinsteiger and Hummels is clear and they will be able to perform without doubt in the main tournament. Hummels might need a little longer than Schweinsteiger but they will both be on the national team this Euro Tournament.”
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The coach has also excluded Julian Brandt from the 23 man squad. This 20 year old midfielder was initially thought to be a possible wildcard entry into the national team alongside Joshua Kimmich and Julian Weigl. However Julian Weigl has made the cut along with Joshua Kimmich and Leroy Sane. “This decision has not been taken against three or four players. But the decision has been made for the rest of the 23 players who will be on the team”, said Löw.
Kimmich and Wiegl made unremarkable debuts in the losing match against Slovakia in Augsburg. So their inclusion has the chances of being a wildcard move or being the biggest blunder in the history of German football. Now it is time to wait and watch as the 23-man team faces Ukraine in their first game this Euro cup 2016 live Stream.