Not a fan of the Confederations Cup, Loew will use it to give time to younger players. AFP / Daniel ROLAND
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World champions Germany head to the Confederations Cup with coach Joachim Loew looking to nurture his next generation of stars after leaving his top names at home. With a year to go before the World Cup, Loew has given a host of key players the summer off and picked seven newcomers in his squad for Russia, which has a combined total of just 104 international appearances.Rather than targeting a place in the Saint Petersburg final on July 2, Loew is thinking 12 months ahead.Loew has been a sharp critic of the Confederations Cup – the quadrennial tournament involving the six winners of FIFA's confederation championships, Russia, the hosts of next year's World Cup, and reigning world champions Germany.
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