Germany Portraits - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Germany World Cup Squad Photos

The 2014 World Cup winners and current No. 1 ranked team in the world have talent, versatility, youth, experience, and a master tactician at the helm in coach Joachim Löw. It’s hard to imagine anything less than a semifinal run. Ever-steady goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was considered an injury risk just a few weeks ago but Löw recently named the Bayern Munich backstop his captain in Russia. Die Mannschaft, as the team is known, boasts an embarrassment of riches in the midfield, starting with Arsenal icon Mezut Özil, and including Toni Kroos, Julian Draxler, Marco Reus, and Sami Khedira. The biggest question surrounding this team may be at the forward position: Which of the highly qualified options will make the Starting XI?

Here, portraits of all 23 players on the 2018 World Cup squad.

Mats Hummels Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Mats Hummels Mesut Özil Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Mesut Özil Manuel Neuer Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Manuel Neuer

More World Cup Squads

Toni Kroos Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Toni Kroos Joshua Kimmich Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Joshua Kimmich Julian Brandt Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Julian Brandt Leon Goretzka Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Leon Goretzka Niklas Süle Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Niklas Süle Sami Khedira Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Sami Khedira Thomas Müller Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Thomas Müller Julian Draxler Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Julian Draxler Jerome Boateng Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jerome Boateng Mario Gomez Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Mario Gomez Marvin Plattenhardt Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Marvin Plattenhardt Antonio Ruediger Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Antonio Ruediger Jonas Hector Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jonas Hector Kevin Trapp Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Kevin Trapp Ilkay Guendogan Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ilkay Guendogan Marco Reus Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Marco Reus Sebastian Rudy Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Sebastian Rudy Marc-Andre ter Stegen Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Marc-Andre ter Stegen Mattias Ginter Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Mattias Ginter Timo Werner Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Timo Werner



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