Germany coach Joachim Löw has gone for a mix of experience and youth in his provisional squad for Euro 2016 unveiled on Tuesday.
Löw named 27 players to the roster and needs to discard four by the end of the month. Löw’s squad was unveiled at a news conference at the French embassy in Berlin and includes first time call up for three players Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt, Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich, and Julian Weigl of Borussia Dortmund. The squad, also has a good deal of experience, boasting 14 members of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning team.
Löw included Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, despite concerns about the 31-year-old’s fitness following a couple of knee injuries.Löw will have just one friendly match to look at his players before he has to finalize his roster, a game against Slovakia in Augsburg on May 29. They play Hungary in Gelsenkirchen on June 4 in another friendly.Here is the list in full;
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Berd Leno, Marc-André ter Stegen
Defenders: Jérôme Boateng, Emre Can, Jonas Hector, Benedikt Höwedes Mats Hummels, Shkodran Mustafi, Sebastian Rudy, Antonio Rüdiger
Midfielders: Karim Bellarabi, Julian Brand, Sami Khedira, Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos, Mesut Özil, , Marco Reus, Leroy Sané, , Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Müller, Julian Weigl.
Strikers: Julian Draxler, Mario Götze, , Mario Gomez, Lukas Podolski, André Schürrle, Thomas Müller