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Germany call on Can to replace sick Pavlovic for Euros

Published : Thursday, 13 June, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 91

HERZOGENAURACH, JUNE 12: Euro 2024 hosts Germany have called up Emre Can to replace Aleksandar Pavlovic for the tournament, who misses out through tonsillitis, the DFB confirmed on Wednesday.

Can, who captained Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League loss to Real Madrid in June, made his Germany debut in 2015 but had not played for his country since September 2023.

The former Liverpool and Juventus midfielder has played 43 times for Germany, scoring one goal.

This marks the first time Nagelsmann has called the Dortmund player into the squad, with Cans last nomination taking place under previous manager Hansi Flick.

A DFB representative said at a press conference at Germanys Euro 2024 base in Herzogenaurach on Wednesday that Cans call-up at Pavlovics expense was "a decision made by the coaching team" including head coach Julian Nagelsmann.

"We wanted another defensive midfielder in the squad," Nagelsmann said in a statement on Wednesday, saying Can had "immediately expressed his enthusiasm and willingness" to join the team.

"We wanted to have another player in the squad who has played a lot of games, who knows how to deal with the pressure. (Can) can fulfill the profile that we can use now."    —AFP

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