Maximilian Arnold from VfL Wolfsburg is hoping for a nomination for the World Cup in Qatar after his strong performances in recent weeks. On Thursday, national coach Hansi Flick wants to announce the 26-man squad of the German national team.
"I hope I can be happy. If the doorbell rings and he calls me and tells me that I'll be there: I think I'll jump in the air," said Arnold on Tuesday evening after VfL's 2-0 win against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
Another Wolfsburg World Cup candidate injured his knee during the Dortmund game: striker Lukas Nmecha came on as a substitute in the 75th minute, then scored to make it 2-0 in injury time - and then limped off the field. "He hurt his knee a bit when he landed, maybe a sprain," said coach Niko Kovac. "We have to wait for the investigation on Wednesday. I don't think it's anything serious now."
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