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CB: Mats Hummels

Mats Hummels
PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 16: Mats Hummels of Germany reacts during the UEFA Nations League A group one match between France and Germany at Stade de France on October 16, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Borussia Dortmund star is rated as one of Europe’s best defenders through his tackling ability and aerial prowess.

Hummels is probably the closest thing Germany have had to Beckenbauer, which is why it made sense to select them both in this line-up.

While he’s no Ballon d’Or winner himself, though, Hummels was a World Cup winner before Low controversially booted him out in March. Still, he will go down as one of Germany’s best with 70 caps to his name.