25.03.2019Bayer 04

Werkself trio on the bench in Amsterdam

Jonathan Tah, Julian Brandt and Kai Havertz did not play in Germany's 3-2 win against Holland in Sunday's European qualifier. Julian Baumgartlinger, Aleksandar Dragovic, Tin Jedvaj, Lukas Hradecky and Charles Aránguiz all suffered defeats playing for their national teams.

Jonathan Tah stood on the sidelines ready to come on to help secure victory for Germany. However, the final whistle at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam prevented the central defender earning another cap, but did not diminish his joy at the 3-2 win against Holland. Julian Brandt and Kai Havertz did not appear either after the Bayer 04 trio were in the starting line-up against Serbia on Wednesday.

While Germany were able to celebrate a successful start to the European Championship qualification campaign, the other Werkself pros were left empty-handed. That particularly applies to Aleksandar Dragovic and Julian Baumgartlinger who were in the Austria side that lost 1-0 against Poland and now experienced another setback with a 4-2 defeat in Israel. Drago and Baumi went the full distance against the hosts coached by fellow countryman Andreas Herzog.

Tin Jedvaj played 77 minutes for Croatia in a 2-1 defeat in the European qualifier away to Hungary. Lukas Hradecky also tasted defeat with Finland in the match against Italy: The Bayer 04 keeper had to pick the ball out of the net twice as his team lost 2-0 against the World Cup winners of 2006. Charles Aránguiz also played the full 90 minutes as Chile lost 3-1 to Mexico in a friendly played in the USA.

While the other international players are on their way back to Leverkusen, Aránguiz, Hradecky and U19 player Adrian Stanilewicz still have games to play for their countries.

Lukas Hradecky (Finland)

Tuesday, 26 March (18.00 CET,Yerevan): Armenia vs Finland (European qualifier, Group J)

Charles Aránguiz (Chile)

Wednesday, 27 March (02.00 CET, Houston): USA vs Chile (Friendly)

Adrian Stanilewicz (Poland U20)

Tuesday, 26 March (18.00 CET, Bielsko-Biala): Poland U20 vs Germany U20 (Elite League)

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