Werner, Havertz and Muller train with Germany ahead of World Cup qualifiers - in pictures

New manager Flick starts his reign with games against Liechtenstein, Armenia and Iceland

New Germany manager Hansi Flick was out on the training pitch with his squad this week ahead of their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

First up for the former Bayern Munich manager, who replaced Joachim Low in the hot seat after this summer's Euro 2020 finals, will be Liechtenstein away on Thursday, followed by Armenia in Stuttgart three days later and finally Iceland in Reykjavik next Wednesday.

Low's reign as manager came to an end after 15 years in June when they were beaten by England 2-0 in the European Championships last-16 clash at Wembley Stadium in London.

Now the new era begins this week with what should be an easy start against a Liechtenstein side who sit bottom of the qualifying group without a point, having conceded 10 goals and scoring just one in three games.

Germany currently sit third in the table after winning two and losing one of their games, leaving them equal on points with second placed North Macedonia and three behind leaders Armenia who have a 100 per cent win record so far.

Among the training group in Stuttgart was some of Flick's old Bayern Munich players in the likes of Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry. Chelsea duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner were also present as was Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.

Updated: August 31st 2021, 5:13 AM
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