Thomas Müller and Antonio Rüdiger train individually

Germany duo Thomas Müller and Antonio Rüdiger completed individual training this afternoon as they work towards regaining full fitness ahead of Die Mannschaft’s opening game against Japan on November 23.

Also partaking in individual training, on an off day for Germany, was Marc-André ter Stegen who returned to the squad following a recent stomach infection that saw the Barcelona goalkeeper miss Germany’s mini training camp in Oman. Eintracht Frankfurt’s Kevin Trapp also completed a session at the Al Shamal Sports Club.

Hansi Flick’s Germany will resume team training on Saturday as their prepare for their Group E clash against Japan. Also recovering from a recent injury is RB Leipzig defender Lukas Klostermann, who completed 34 minutes against Oman on Wednesday.

Heading into their game against Japan, Flick said that he hadn’t thought too much about the starting XI but there’s still question marks regarding who will be Germany’s No. 9.

Niclas Füllkrug (Werder Bremen) is the highest scoring German in Europe this season and Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund) is in excellent form heading into the World Cup. Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich) has also found form at the right time whilst Kai Havertz (Chelsea) is an option.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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