Germany facing a real troubles before the 2015 World Championship in Qatar. German head-coach Dagur Sigurdsson will have to make his plan without Finn Lemke, a 22 years-old left back who broke his hand in the last match of the 2014 for his TBV Lemgo against MT Melsungen. Lemke will be out for at least two months. The things became even worst with the information that another option on the left back position, Sven-Sören Christophersen, also won’t be able to join the team due finger’s injury.
Sigurdsson will start preparation on the second day of January with 17 players. Balingen’s left back Fabian Bohm got a late call for the national team.
Germany will play two matches on Iceland on 4 and 5 January, while Porsche Arena is already sold out for the clash with Czech Republic on 9 January. A day later, two teams will meet in Mannheim once again, what will be the last test before trip to Doha, where on 15 January starts WCh 2015.
Goalies: Carsten Lichtlein (VfL Gummersbach/ab 2. Januar), Silvio Heinevetter (Füchse Berlin), Andreas Wolff (HSG Wetzlar)
Left wings: Uwe Gensheimer (Rhein-Neckar Löwen), Matthias Musche (SC Magdeburg)
Left backs: Paul Drux (Füchse Berlin), Stefan Kneer (Rhein-Neckar Löwen), Fabian Böhm (HBW Balingen-Weilstetten)
Playmakers: Martin Strobel (HBW Balingen-Weilstetten)
Right backs: Steffen Weinhold (THW Kiel), Michael Müller (MT Melsungen), Jens Schöngarth (TuS N-Lübbecke)
Right wings: Patrick Groetzki (Rhein-Neckar Löwen), Johannes Sellin (MT Melsungen)
Line players: Patrick Wiencek (THW Kiel), Hendrik Pekeler (TBV Lemgo), Erik Schmidt (TSG Ludwigshafen-Friesenheim)