World Cup 2014: Arsenal trio Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski named in Joachim Low's preliminary squad for Brazil
Chelsea's Andre Schurrle also makes the squad
Thursday 08 May 2014
The Arsenal trio of Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski, who have amassed a total of 261 international caps between them, have been named in Joachim Low's preliminary 30-man Germany squad for the World Cup finals.
Chelsea's Andre Schurrle completes the Premier League-based section of the squad. In addition, Low has picked seven players from Bayern Munich and six players from Borussia Dortmund.
Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, who has not played since November because of a cruciate ligament injury, is also included in the provisional squad. Khedira has been an unused substitute in Real's last two matches.
Low has until 2 June to whittle his squad down to his 23-man list for the tournament, which starts on 12 June.
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover)
Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal), Shkodran Mustafi (Sampdoria), Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund).
Midfielders: Lars Bender (Borussia Dortmund), Julian Draxler (Schalke), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Andre Hahn (Augsburg), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Max Meyer (Schalke), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich).
Attackers: Miroslav Klose (Lazio), Kevin Volland (Hoffenheim)
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