Germany Preliminary Squad Unveiled

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    The German national team coach, Joachim Low, announced the preliminary squad for this year’s World Cup on Thursday at the German Football Association headquarters in fifa 14 xbox coins.
    Injury-plagued long time Germany striker, Mario Gomez, was not on the list. Keeper Rene Adler, whose Hamburg squad is fighting against relegation in the Bundesliga, also missed. The coach said that Gomez’s lack of fitness and playing time were the main reasons behind the striker’s omission.
    A matter of weeks after his move to Italy, Gomez suffered injury problems when he damaged ligaments in his right knee during a match at Cagliari. Soon after his return to training, he suffered a tear in his left knee. His last appearance for the German national team came in August as a substitute in the 3-3 draw with Paraguay. Sami Khedira, who has also been plagued by injury all season, did make the cut. For that, the team was prepared to take a calculated risk in selecting in the midfielder.
    The coach has also revealed the squad for a friendly against Poland in Hamburg on May 13. The friendly give him the opportunity to experiment with a number of younger, untested players that will be hoping to make the trip to Brazil. Kevin Volland, Erik Durm, Leon Goretzka and Max Meyer, all newcomers to the German national team are in both the roster for the Poland game as well as the preliminary World Cup squad. The Germany coach also stated that it was about letting these players know they belonged at the elite with a view towards the European Championship in 2016 and the World Cup in 2018.
    Germany will have two more home friendlies before they heading to Brazil. They will face Cameroon on June 1. On June 2, the coach will select the final 23-man squad. Here are the preliminary roster:
    Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Roman Weidenfeller, Ron-Robert Zieler
    Defenders: Jerome Boateng, Erik Durm, Kevin Grosskreutz, Benedikt Howedes, Mats Hummels, Marcell Jansen, Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker, Shkodran Mustafi, Marcel Schmelzer
    Midfielders: Lars Bender, Julian Draxler, Matthias Ginter, Leon Goretzka, Mario Gotze, Andre Hahn, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Max Meyer, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, Marco Reus, Andre Schurrle, Bastian Schweinsteiger
    Strikers: Miroslav Klose, Kevin Volland, You can click to read more information.

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