Eight Bayern Munich players have been named in the latest Germany squad ahead of the upcoming World Cup 2022 qualifiers in the UEFA region. German national team manager Hansi Flick has called up a 27-man squad for the latest World Cup qualifying campaign assignment with eight of those players coming from his former club.

Flick was the Bayern Munich manager until the end of last season when he left the Bavarian giants to take up the German national team job which became vacant after Joachim Low decided to step down from the role at the end of the Euro 2020 tournament this summer.

Bayern Munich skipper Manuel Neuer leads seven other players from the German champions in the latest squad for the four-time world champions. Apart from Neuer, the likes of Thomas Mueller, NicklasSule, Jamal Musiala, Joshua Kimmich, Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka also made the list as Bayern players.

One man that has been overlooked for the latest Germany squad is Lyon defender Jerome Boateng who played under Flick at the Allianz Arena. Freiburg defender Mathias Ginter, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) midfielder Julian Draxler and Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Julian Brandt have all been recalled into the squad by Flick.

Chelsea attacker Timo Werner has missed out on the latest Germany squad for the games against Lichtenstein (home) and Armenia due to a hamstring problem. The ex-RB Leipzig star picked up the problem in a recent Champions League game at home to Malmo FF from the Swedish top flight. Werner has missed the last four games as a result of the aforementioned injury and he's not expected to return to full fitness until after the international break this month.

Germany have already qualified for the World Cup tournament in Qatar next year after becoming the first team to achieve the feat apart from the hosts.

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