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Foreign-based Germans draw criticism at home

sports Updated: Jun 12, 2016 09:16 IST

EVIAN, FRANCE: With nine members of their squad playing for foreign clubs, world champions Germany have never had so many internationals based abroad, a trend which has generated criticsm at home. Joachim Loew’s Germany can not even claim to be the team at the Euro 2016 finals with the most players from the Bundesliga. The Austrian squad matches the Germans by having 14 of their 23-man squad signed to clubs in Germany’s top flight. Daily newspaper Bild sees the growing trend of home-based stars quitting the German league as bad for Bundesliga business, worrying about a drain of talent heading to Europe’s top teams.

First Published: Jun 12, 2016 09:16 IST