In Duisburg, 18-year-old Jamal Musiala from Bayern Munich played his first game in the DFB jersey in the World Cup qualifier against Iceland. This increases the number of debutants in the era of national coach Joachim Löw to 113.
For the first time, Musiala, who had become the youngest scorer in the Bundesliga and Champions League at Bayern, was in the DFB team’s squad, after 79 minutes he joined team-mate Leroy Sane.
At 18 years and 27 days, he is the youngest national player since Uwe Seeler in 1954. When he made his debut in October 1954, he was 17 years and 345 days young.
“It’s a very big moment for me and my family. You dream about it when you’re still very young,” said the debutant after the game.
Musiala on DFB debut: “Very proud and just happy”
Since August 2006, Löw has deployed a total of 138 professionals in his 190 games as the responsible coach on the bench.