Neuer & Reus included but no Gotze in provisional Germany World Cup squad

Posted May 15, 2018

Spurs star Son was named along with Ki Sung-yueng of Swansea City, just relegated from the English Premier League, and FC Augsburg's Koo Ja-cheol as Shin rolled out his Europe-based senior players.

There was more political activity as hosts Russia granted a World Cup visa to German journalist Hajo Seppelt, who had been banned from the finals after he broke the story on the Russian state-sponsored doping scandal.

Defending Champions of FIFA World Cup, Germany has announced its 27-man provisional squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup which will be played in Russian Federation. However, Bayern's goalkeeper will be monitored during the training camp.

Here is the full list of players called up by Germany for the World cup tournament.

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Gotze, 25, netted the only goal as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 after extra time in the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana, Brazil, but he has not convinced Low he is worthy of a place in the squad this year. "I don't think it is possible to go into a World Cup without playing practice". "It's definitely not been his season".

Jerome Boateng is named in the squad despite the centre-back missing the end of the season with a thigh injury, while uncapped Freiburg striker Nils Petersen earns a place after scoring 15 Bundesliga goals last term and Mario Gomez is also included. "Personally, I feel sorry for him and it was a hard decision". Bayern striker Sandro Wagner misses out on the tournament as Loew favored Stuttgart striker Mario Gomez. Dortmund winger Marco Reus has a spot in the extended squad after missing out on the victorious 2014 World Cup squad after tearing ankle ligaments in a warm-up game.

Germany face Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in World Cup Group F and will prepare in the Italian Alps from May 23 to June 5 ahead of the tournament in Russian Federation.