Germany's 2014 World Cup squad unveiled
Thursday, May 08, 2014
FRANKFURT - Germany's National Football Team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been unveiled by their coach Joachim Low.
The initial squad of 30 players will be cut down to 25 after a training camp and then the final squad to travel to Brazil for the World Cup in the summer will be announced on June 2.
Low remarked that in addition to experienced players many youngsters have been added to the squad as well.
Fiorentina's forward Mario Gomez was not selected for the team due to his poor club form in his club and neither has Borussia Dortmund's promising central midfielder Ilkay Gundogan due to his waist problems.
Germany's 30-player-squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96)
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal), Shkodran Mustafi (Sampdoria)
Midfielders: Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Schalke 04), Leon Goretzka (Schalke 04), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Andre Hahn (Augsburg), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Max Meyer (Schalke 04), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)
Forwards: Miroslav Klose (Lazio), Kevin Volland (Hoffenheim)
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