The first squad announcement has been made ahead of this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament – well kind of.
World champions Germany have teamed up with Lego to produce mini replica figures of 15 of their players and coach Joachim Low ahead of this summer’s tournament.
The launch of the figures – which are sadly not set to be made available in England – was made today and featured a mini Lego press conference to introduce every player to a packed Lego press pack.
It’s surprisingly entertaining stuff, Low high-fiving Sami Khedira is a highlight, and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil makes the cut, even if his lookalike is a bit questionable.
The German football association (DFB) posted the video on its website, as well as short grabs on Twitter, with a Lego presenter declaring that Germany would be representing Lego at the Euros.
We’re not sure how that will go down in Denmark – where the Lego company was founded and where its headquarters remain – although the Danes did fail to qualify.
“We Lego figures are very pleased that we, as the world’s biggest population group, finally have our own national football team. And not just any team, but the current world record holders,” the Lego presenter says.
The press conference finishes with the squad taking a team shot before the Lego presenter reveals that a limited number of the figures will be available from May 14 for 2.99 euro.
That means you can get the whole (Lego) Germany squad for around £38. Bargain.