Mats Hummels (33) is not allowed to go to the World Cup in Qatar. National coach Hansi Flick (57) has decided against the BVB professional, as he announced in a press conference today. Hummels immediately responded to this message on Instagram.
The 2014 world champion is not alone in his disappointment. Under the post, numerous supporters and fans encourage him in the comments. Wife Cathy Hummels (34) also commented publicly on the decision. On Instagram, she shared the headline on her stories and wrote, "I'm sorry," to her husband's profile. And further: "You worked so hard."
Flick justified his choice by saying that the decision was "more of a look into the future". Antonio Rüdiger (29), Niklas Süle (27), Nico Schlotterbeck (22) and Matthias Ginter (28) are now coming into play in central defence.