Thomas Müller returns to the German national football team. The FC Bayern professional, who was not taken into consideration after being ruled out of the 2022 World Cup at the end of the season in Qatar, was named on Monday by national coach Hansi Flick for Saturday’s (8.45 p.m./RTL) games against World Cup shock Japan. Was declared. at Wolfsburg and were relegated three days later in Dortmund against runner-up world champions France. The DFB confirmed this to the German press agency.
Flick reacted to Nicklas Fulkrug’s impending failure on Monday. According to the DFB, the neo-Dortmunder will travel to team headquarters in Wolfsburg as planned on Monday evening, but “may not be available” for the two test matches “due to tendon irritation.”
Last Saturday, Müller played from the start for the first time this season in Bayern’s 2–1 win at Borussia Mönchengladbach. A persistent hip injury ruined a large part of his preparation for the season. Muller later said, “I’m alive, I even feel good.” The 33-year-old played the last of his 121 international matches in a 4-2 win against Costa Rica in his third World Cup preliminary round game. Shortly thereafter, Müller indicated that he would resign from the DFB, but he quickly retracted this statement.